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Out-getting the vote…

From the ever-insightful xkcd.com.  (And in case one’s not yet caught up with the underlying story– voting machines used in 34 states have software that causes votes to be dropped– see this Washington Post article.)

As we recalculate the value of our franchise, we might sketch a birthday cartoon for Sir Henry Maximilian “Max” Beerbohm, parodist and caricaturist, born this date in 1872.  Asked about the exactness of his observations of English society, Beerbohm observed, “To give an accurate and exhaustive account of the period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.”

Two of Beerbohm’s self-portraits.”The Theft”
depicts him stealing a book from the library in
1894. “The Restitution” shows him returning
that book in 1920.

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August 24, 2008 at 1:01 am

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