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  •  I really don't think an apology was necessary... (4.00)
    n/t

    An untypical Negro...since 1954.

    by blksista on Fri Aug 26, 2005 at 10:05:57 PM PDT

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    •  off-topic (4.00)
      everytime I see your sig, I am reminded about a hypothetical project that has rolled around my mind for years. It would involve tracing the histories of women born on my birthdate in Chicago in 1954. Big city sample would be large enough to be meaningful, and realizing Chicago was diverse, but intensely segregated, I thought it would be fascinating to see the different or same-ish life histories of women who entered the planet the same day I did, all within a  certain radius of each other.
      •  OT cont. (none)
        great idea! - do it as a theatre piece perhaps?

        There's a bit in The Tipping Point by  Malcolm Gladwell where he tells a story about letters that are sent to random people in a distant city who are then instructed to mail the letter to the person who lives closest to a second city. The then count the hops back. It's basically a study of human connections - fascinating stuff.

      •  I was born in New Orleans, LA (none)
        if you wanna know.  ;D

        An untypical Negro...since 1954.

        by blksista on Sat Aug 27, 2005 at 08:08:35 AM PDT

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