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 Post subject: Cliche corner
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:52 am 
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If you prefer your jeans black and your hair messy, Richard Hell may be the most important musician you’ve never heard of.
[Times]

Let's see: Current world population, about 6.97 billion. ASCAP, 435,000. BMI, 500,000. Heck, there must be a whole lot of most important musicians I've never heard of. Among some other things of which the Times wants to keep its readers officially ignorant: Emmy Noether, mathematician never heard of; Abe Lincoln as you've never heard him; Applied Materials, U.S. company you've never heard of; the right college, even if you've never heard of it; and the most important diseases you've never heard of. Fortunately, the Times never heard of the make-believe rule against ending sentences with ... oh, wait:

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