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Life Imitates Art in a Defining Instance of ‘Self-Important’

For those of you who missed John Miller’s Corner posting this Sunday, let me inform you of a news report that “Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. has donated the handcuffs used on him during his arrest last year outside his home to the Smithsonian Institution’s black history museum.”

This would not have surprised Iowahawk; read the blog’s (mildly profane) spoof on the Gates arrest here.

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CNN: Everything but the News

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