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Two teenagers meet ‘Blazing Saddles’

“Ya know, Nietzsche says, ‘Out of chaos comes order.’ ” — Howard Johnson

“Oh, blow it out your alpaca, Howard.” —Olson Johnson

Note: I’m taking three weeks off of paid labor, so this space will be filled with reruns of some favorite columns. The following ran in the March 23, 2023, edition. Fresh, unfocused-group content returns June 27.

This is a newspaper. It should remain free of profanity inside and outside of quotation marks, so we’ll substitute words when talking about the movie “Blazing Saddles.”

This spoof of Western movies that came out in 1974 has a lot of cussin’ and fightin’ words...


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