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David McCullough Wondering How Much Scratch He Could Shake Out Of Frederick Douglass***ONION NEWS**


Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, society )

Kit
- 379 days ago - theonion.com
Saying that he's been "wondering how much cheddar he could squeeze out of Old Man Abolitionist for a while now," renowned historian David McCullough told reporters Friday that he's strongly considering writing a biography --> HUMOR*** ONION NEWS****



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Pat B. (354)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:27 pm
Somehow...for some reason in reading this article,about David McCullough, I am reminded by Pink Floyd singing 'Money'. Seems fitting. What a laugh.!!! Thanks, Kit. ;-)
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:58 pm
I am nearly wetting myself Kit :)
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:14 pm

I think this is particularly funny because David McCullough is such a stuffed shirt.
 

GGmaSheila D. (164)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:17 pm
Noted. Having heard of him and his nonfiction books but never read them I really didn't see humor - just the same thing Gran Pat did...Money by Pink Floyd. Thanks for introducing me - now I'll just have to figure out where I want t put him...maybe by Laurell K Hamilton...naw, better by Stephanie Laurens, after all they're both historical...maybe Janet Evanovich and Stephanie Plum...doubt he'd want to be near to J D Robb...
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 9:55 pm
LOL!!! Thanks, Kit! He is indeed a stuffed shirt!!
 

John S. (301)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:50 am
I don't find this particularly funny.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:39 am
The song that comes to my mind is also called Money but is from Cabaret--very dark humor of the seamier side of humanity.
 

Alan Lambert (90)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 10:54 am
Exactly right, McCullough has become a history hack. He sucks the money and joy out of history with his ponderous, stentorian delivery.
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 11:00 am

Another ex-McCullough reader eh Alan? It's not that his history is inaccurate, though sometimes sloppy, but he has become so taken with himself, so sure of his audience he no longer makes an effort in his books.
 

Judy C. (106)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:39 pm
Thanks Kit. Perhaps some action figures for Christmas?
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:57 pm

Oooo....Very dry Judy. I like it.
 
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