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From The Editor's Chair

P.J. O'Rourke, chairman.

Jul 31, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 43 • By P.J. O'ROURKE
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So I tossed away the $5.50 take-out caffeinated beverage from the one American corporation still capable of challenging Chinese global economic hegemony. I was about to give up on America and have a beer even though it was ten in the morning. But first, I thought, there was a little essay to be written about that tag fluttering between my legs. I jerked on it. There was a ripping noise. The chair fabric gave way under my body mass index as I tumbled over, whacking my head on the somewhat unlevel ground of my patio while the deck chair folded up, painfully trapping my fingers.

Later, I confess, I stood on this product with a vengeance.

P.J. O'ROURKE