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"And when, on the still cold nights, he pointed his nose at a star and howled long and wolflike, it was his ancestors, dead and dust, pointing nose at star and howling down through the centuries and through him."


from The Call of the Wild by Jack London

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Only in America

Follow the money: a month in the life of a ten-dollar bill

Title: Follow the money: a month in the life of a ten-dollar bill
By: Steve Boggan

I laughed out loud. I don't do that often reading a book unless it's Bill Bryson. A crazy Brit freelance journalist decides to hop the pond and follow a marked $10 bill for one month. Where to start? Obviously, the geographic center of the U.S.--Lebanon, Kansas, pop 300. He meets "salt of the earth" farmers, an Arkansas rock star, a drunk who wants to sell him a franchise for midnight beer delivery, and many more. He loses sleep, his clothes get filthy, he doesn't eat enough because obviously he has to glom on to the next person in possession of the $10 and tell his story in a way that will open their minds to his wild caper. It's a rollicking journey, laced with intriguing folks and local landmarks (note the Gangster Museum of America). Only in America; or maybe Sicily.

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Posted by libwolf on Aug. 22, 2013 at 8:09 a.m.
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