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Nancy, I think that tweet belongs to Morgan J. Freeman the director/producer, not the actor Morgan Freeman.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2018 on Word of the week: Sicko at Fritinancy
Nice job sneaking an Avett Brothers reference into the post title!
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2015 on Brooklyn, Brooklyn at verbatim
Congrats to you! As someone else who started in 2004 but wasn't able to keep up with it, my hats off to you. I'm very glad you have stuck with it (even if it is no longer daily, or sometimes even weekly...) and I'm just as glad that Typepad's 2004 home page had that "recently updated" column on which I kept finding the smartly written and very funny Verbatim listed.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2014 on A Whole Decade at verbatim
Found it! LOWELL'S WAR MEMORIAL LIKE NO OTHER Cullinan, Howell; Boston Daily Globe (1923-1927); (Feb 25, 1923), p. 32.
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2014 on Old News at verbatim
And I found a lot of references to Cullinan working for the Globe (and WEEI).
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2014 on Old News at verbatim
I love this stuff. We found newspapers being used as insulation in our last house, but it was too brittle and shredded to get any info off it.
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2014 on Old News at verbatim
This sounds like your "Hall of Architecture": "Shortly after the end of World War I, the Lowell Board of Trade proposed plans for the creation of a new monument that would honor local Veterans of all wars. A Memorial Auditorium was decided on as an appropriate structure. A commission was formed under Mayor Perry D. Thompson, to decide on both the site and the architecture of this memorial. The Commission named John J. Harrington as Chairman. Governor Calvin Coolidge signed the legislative act necessary for the implementation."
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2014 on Old News at verbatim
Your "Everything" jokes reminds me of an old Philly DJ - anytime someone would call in and request he play "something by the Stones," he would remind them that "Something" is by the Beatles. Ha. Ha. Anyway, I'm currently reading "The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Messud. Just started it, but so far it seems worthy of the praise it's gotten.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2013 on Greatest Invention Ever at verbatim
Ack! I just checked and I'm wrong! You've got one more post to go!
As much as I love these "favorite things" posts, I can't help but notice that you've come to the end of Maria's song lyrics. I dying to see how you handle this!
Forth grade was when I first said I was going to be a mapmaker when I grew up(I didn't the word cartographer yet). I didn't know they would actually hold me to it!
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2011 on Nifty Indeed at verbatim
I really liked Wolitzer's "The Wife" and "The Position." And I admit that I was afraid to open up "Room" as well. Might have to reconsider that one.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2011 on Another Double Book Review at verbatim
Funny you should mention googlegangers. I was reading a story just this week about Louisville's B'ball coach Rick Pitino, and stumbled onto an infamous one of yours. Lucky for you, she's changed her name (doesn't sound like she was all that "wise" to start with).
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2011 on Oh, This and That at verbatim
Now I'm not sure my last comment really applies, since I wasn't actually using an expression incorrectly, I was just using an incorrect expression. Guh. I'll try to make up for that by mentioning that I worked with a woman who would confuse "deadpan" with "punny." Drove me nuts.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2011 on Mismeanings at verbatim
I really could care less about all of this.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2011 on Mismeanings at verbatim
Hiatt (#1) and Lovett (#2) are currently touring together. Spooky.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2011 on Friday iPod Random Ten at verbatim
Does it ever occur to you during the year that a sentence will end up in this post? "Whoa, it's August 1st... better make this opening a good one."
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2010 on Monthly Statements at verbatim
Wow. What a great story! Thanks for sharing.
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2010 on This Really Happened at verbatim