January 03, 2008

Robert Frost summer home vandalized; Sardinian poet murdered in vendetta killing

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Such headlines! Yet they convey the truth!

Homer Noble Farm where Robert Frost summered from 1939 to 1963 was vandalized during an underage-drinking party. I tell you this because I was there. Jimmy Nickles, the running back for Ripton Prep, started grinding against the back of a wicker chair doing his impression of a camel from the Mongolian Gobi desert. After a series of cacophonous tail-slaps, the chair collapsed beneath his weight. We then threw it into the fire, along with everything else. Katie Kissinger made out with Tommy from Down County. As usual, I ran home crying. The AP has the full story.

*All names and situations, except for the news story, are the product of my infantile imagination.

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The 82-year-old Sardinian poet, Peppino Marotto, was killed in what is suspected as the culmination of a 50-year-old vendetta. His involvement in a murder attempt dating back half a century is believed to have been the source of conflict. The Guardian has the full report.

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