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With Apologies To John Cheever

 You can listen to John Cheever’s, “The Swimmer” HERE

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The Swimmer

This is high/low culture week where we pretend to be sophisticated while at the same time proving to be the exact opposite.

Over the Hedge: Literary pretense with Amber Alert gags since 1995.

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Farragut raggiunse la parte anteriore dell’autobus e scese alla fermata successiva. Mettendo il piede in strada, vide che aveva perso la paura di cadere e tutte le altre paure dello stesso tipo. 17 more words

May 27: Happy Birthday Paul Bettany and Louis Gossett, Jr.

Paul Bettany celebrates his 46th today.  He made his acting in a London revival of J. B. Priestley’s play An Inspector Calls (directed by Stephen Daldry… 1,365 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

May 27 in history

893  Simeon I of Bulgaria crowned emperor of the first Bulgarian empire.

927 Battle of the Bosnian Highlands: Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeated the Bulgarian Army. 887 more words


Review: The Swimmer

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3 of 5 stars to The Swimmer, a short story written in 1964 by John Cheever. Why on Earth would a man want to swim from one end of a county to the other? 721 more words

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Remember your first martini?

The butler passed Coverly a cocktail on a tray. He had never drunk a martini cocktail before and to conceal his inexperience he raised the glass to his lips and drained it.

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