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Oh, Pioneers!

24 July 2012

The media wasn’t necessarily more “fair and balanced” in the good old days, but they were a lot more colorful in their descriptions.

A well-known emigrant to Mexico was described in an Arizona newspaper as:

… a mass of putrid pus and rotten goose pimples; a skunk with the face of a baboon, the character of a louse, the breath of a buzzard and the record of a perjurer and common drunkard…

Know who he was?

Answer here:  Sandwalk: strolling with a skeptical biochemist

 

Quote via GQ.

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