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Saturday, August 26, 2006

A funny "Onion" moment

The Onion

Girl Moved To Tears By Of Mice And Men Cliffs Notes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—A visibly shaken Grace Weaver said she never wanted the synopsis to end.

When I read this story, I had to laugh. Some of the stuff on "the Onion" can be a little shocking but other stories are hilarious. I have, sadly, had the experience of talking to fellow students about influential novels and come to realize that theyhave only read the Cliff Notes. As an English major I find myself sometimes liking but usually loathing Cliff Notes. They are helpful in a jam if you can't remember plot points but horrible because it kills the "spirit" of the book.

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