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McLoughlin Take 2: A topical quiz: Where’s Pearl Harbor?

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Look, here’s a surefire way to determine whether you are wasting your money purchasing textbooks and crayons and hot lunches for your little wunderkind. When he/she gets home from school tonight, ask your little munchkin where Pearl Harbor is located and if she/he answers “Hawaii” then you know you got a halfway decent one and you should continue putting him/her on the school bus each morning. But if she/he answers “Boston,” this is not a ...


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alharris
December 9, 2011
4:12 p.m.

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Funny column.....but I have to admit that I and my friends [teenagers during the 1930's] were just about as vague about historical doings....and WW 1 had ended less than 20 years prior.
I would guess that 99% of the American public on 12/6/41knew where and what was Pearl Harbor! I remenber Zero Mostel [a big favorite comedian of the era] saying...."What the hell was Pearl Harbor doing out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean ? ".

alharris
December 9, 2011
4:21 p.m.

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my comment change...2'nd paragraph should read....I would guess that 99% of the American public on 12/6/41 didn't know where or what Pearl Harbor was.

sorry

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