I was at the Printers Row Book Fair today and saw Studs Terkel speak. He was praising various people, including Garrison Keeler, who hosts Prairie Home Companion. Which made me want to post this, since it hasn't occurred to anyone else, it seems: I think Prairie Home Companion seems like a rip off of the play Our Town, which basically features a vaunter (ie, blowhard) talking about insignificant things in a small town. When I've mentioned this comparison to other people, they either didn't see what I was talking about, or it had never occurred to them before. So we'll see if this idea takes off.

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