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22 July 2015 @ 06:04 am
Snake in the mailbox  
How Synanon almost grew up to be Scientology

Thanx to Metafilter
(Anonymous) on July 22nd, 2015 07:21 pm (UTC)
I remember the rattlesnake-in-the-mailbox news from that time. It had a particular resonance since I had recently started working as a letter carrier. (While I and other carriers occasionally found animals in mailboxes, they were usually dead animals or, eww, parts of dead animals and who the fuck does that sort of thing?. The several occasions I found live yellowjackets starting to build nests in mailboxes were not fun.)

Reading the article, I was a little disconcerted to realize I'm now part of the demographic described as "Americans old enough to remember". What the hell? How did THAT happen?

--Bruce Arthurs