Sometimes I just have to laugh at the way in which useless knowledge piles up in what I insist on calling my brain.

For example, as I was doing the WaPo Sunday crossword yesterday, I immediately knew that the name of the doctor who set John Wilkes Booth’s broken leg was Mudd.  On the other hand, when confronted with “One of the Three B’s” – which actually denote Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,  all I could think of for a long time was Bloom County’s Steve Dallas and his preference for “Buckley, Broads and Buicks.”

It’s a funny old world.

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