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Post This Goes Out to the Inimitable J. Gifford
Since it is quite civilized, posted here, instead of the speakeasy:

How to be a Curmudgeon

1. Care about truth
2. Care about grammar
3. Care about eloquence in speaking
4. Develop refined tastes in everything you can.
5. Develop masterful BS detector
6. Speak truths that no one else will, but which need to be heard
7. Never flatter
8. Don't sell character for success
9. Be skeptical of whatever "the herd" likes.
10. Do not watch TV. In fact, turn them off whenever possible.
11. Lament stupidity inanity, and insanity. They are everywhere.

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Hat tip to , whose correspondent points out that the CC does not practice in #10 what he preaches in #2.

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Post Re: This Goes Out to the Inimitable J. Gifford
I am missing the connection between television and grammar, unless the problem is with the grammar of #10 itself and it should say "it" instead of "them"...


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