Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The King, from a few years ago

I was link-hopping from one King Kaufman column to the next, and ended up at the piece he wrote back in 2001, when he left San Francisco for St. Louis. (He has since returned.) It's a fine read, a lament for the loss of a once-loved city that will resonate with you if you've ever felt, "Man, this used to be a great place. What happened?"

King has one line in the mostly bittersweet piece that made me laugh out loud, a probably apocryphal weather report for the Bay Area: "77 Again Today -- No Relief in Sight."

That reminded me, for some reason, of the great Mort Sahl line that I recounted last year.

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