Content for Thursday, February 1, 1973

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Pyramid of Soap

Back in the 1960's the John Birch Society flourished in Southern California. It was real grass roots: neighborhood ladies dropped protest cards in stores that carried Communist-made goods, suburban families invited other suburban families over ...

The Poop Deck in Oceanside

Where was the cook?

Should a reviewer “pan” a struggling restaurant, if it is sincerely bad? Should the reviewer bother to talk about a place which “everyone knows" is good and will prosper whether or not the review is written.

In Defense of Criticism

The salad was soggy (left too long somewhere), the rice had small bits of raw grains (or jujubees?) hiding maliciously, the baked potato must have sat plump in the oven since the restaurant opened (they can be overcooked) and had skin like an old wetsuit.

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