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“Curiosity did not kill this cat”

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He was born in 1912, just like my beloved and dearly departed Poppy. They would have liked eachother. (AP Photo via NPR

Just heard on NPR that celebrated populist oral historian and radio personality Studs Terkel died today. “Curiosity did not kill this cat,” is what he said he’d like his epitaph to read. I might have to steal that!

Written by baltimoregon

October 31, 2008 at 5:05 pm

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  1. yeah, studs was a stud. that quote is great. he will be missed. google his face for a picture of him tipping back a beer at age 93.


    October 31, 2008 at 7:46 pm

  2. cool I’ll add his photo to this post. That quote just really spoke to me. The most deplorable human condition is to be bored, I think. Curiosity keeps us alive, honest, in pursuit of the truth and progress. Have you read any Studs? Where would you recommend starting?


    October 31, 2008 at 7:52 pm

  3. boredom is a luxury of the rich .. i can think of much worse conditions


    November 1, 2008 at 1:05 pm

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