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Flu Days by Peter Makuck | Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

September 13th, 2016

Episode 708 of 786 episodes

Shivering, you drag yourself, as if gun-shot, to the living room, to the old movie channel, to a Bogart festival, your mind fogged over (like the street on the screen) edging toward feverish sleep when Bogey snarls at Ida Lupino: “Of all the 14-carat saps…” Hours later when you wake, he’s smacking Peter Lorre: “When... Read more »

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