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In silent lucidity...

Back in the 80s, there was a rather popular issue of the classic G.I. Joe comic book series titled "Silent Interlude" (issue 21, as I recall). It featured a single storyline starring Snake Eyes, Scarlett, and Storm Shadow. It was also notable because there wasn't a single line of dialogue in the entire issue.

So that's what I am going to do with this installment of Snippet Wednesday... no text other than the Snippet title. Just some good ol' fashioned video and photo geekery and I'll let you do with it what you will.

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I started out so starry eyed...

When I was a teenager here in the far western suburbs of Chicago, we had a place called Phar-Mor. This store was supposed to be just a pharmacy, but like so many pharmacies today, they carried a lot more. They were basically a small-scale WalMart or Target.

What I liked most was that Phar-Mor was one of the first places I'd ever heard of that allowed you to open "new" CDs so you could listen to them in store before deciding if you wanted to buy it. In fact, they just had all the CDs open by default. You grabbed what you wanted, popped the CD out of the case, and placed it in one of the many listening stations in the department.

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You didn't have to stoop so low...

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