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Cigarettes are sublime; Shakespeare's dictionary

January 15th, 2015

Episode 118 of 536 episodes

Directly after delivering a harsh budget in 2014, Joe Hockey was seen outside the parliament smoking a very large cigar. Would it have been a different story if he'd been smoking something less expensive, like a cigarette? In 2008, antiquarian booksellers George Koppelman and Daniel Wechsler purchased Baret's Alvearie on eBay. They've since concluded that the annotations in the book belong to William Shakespeare.

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