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Had a fine old time over the weekend, and even overcame my bout of stomach pain to do some grilling. We had chicken breasts in a Cuban-style citrus marinate, chicken sausages stuffed with cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, and some asparagus fresh from the farmer's market. Good stuff, though I'm not sure it was all as light as we intended when we planned on avoiding red meat. Oh well, maybe we'll do better next time.

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Donít know much about history. Thanks Digg.
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3. American History Jun 20, 2011, 11:01 kanniballl
On one hand, back as a kid I hated history. It was memorizing a bunch of dates and names as opposed to learning "how" to do something (math, science, etc) or at least to think that much about anything (literature, philosophy, etc).

Meanwhile the complaints about the lack of knowledge about the Korean war... I don't think any of my classes through high school covered anything that contemporary. Almost all of the focus was on older stuff (Ancient, Medieval, the Colonial US, etc) and the most recent content I recall learning was WWII. I don't ever recall spending much or any time on stuff like Korea or Vietman.

I did alright and probably know more than the average person, but looking back I wish I knew more. It is interesting to think about the past.

"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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