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  •  Royko's real gift was not humor standing alone,... (18+ / 0-)

    ... but the ability to find his truth in it.

    You wouldn't always agree with him, mind you. Contrary to most pundits, bloggers and elected government officials,  The Truth is not invariably just one enduring thing. Witnesses see different aspects of the same event, for example. We relate "facts" differently and maybe even different facts. My sense of the truth about what "equality" means may not be yours.

    What Royko did so well, so often, was to locate the kernel of truth that made his point.

    My favorite was the contest he held for a new seal of the City of Chicago, the old one being outmoded. After recounting an array of intriguing submissions over quite a long time, many very much on target, Mike Royko announced that he himself had won. His entry:

    The outstretched palm of one hand and the words Ubi est Mea ... for "Where is mine?"

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 06:27:35 AM PST

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