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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

TODAY'S NEWS: This is, of course, a reference to the original version of Frost's "The Road Not Taken," which began:

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
by a robot with glowing eyes and stuff..."

Unfortunately, it would be five years before the word "robot" would be invented, so his editors insisted that he change the lines to something about making choices, thus dooming the poem to being far less interesting to high-school students in perpetuity.

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