“A Friend to Alexander”

A 1940s radio presentation of the James Thurber short story: Just the thing on this anniversary of poor Alexander Hamilton’s demise following a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804.

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3 responses to ““A Friend to Alexander”

  1. Sorry to veer off topic, but I just saw on the Wall Street Journal site a very brief news report that George Steinbrenner passed away this morning. What prompts me to mention that item here is this data which appears at the bottom of the Journal’s report, next to a Facebook icon and a tiny icon of a thumbs up: “73 people like this. Be the first of your friends.”
    I guess we are fortunte that Alexander Hamilton was from the pre-Facebook era.

  2. Steve, apparently you can indeed Like Alexander Hamilton on Facebook.

    Were the 73 who Liked the report of Mr Steinbrenner’s passing all Red Sox loyalists? RIP.

  3. Mark, In all seriousness, I think that people just hit the “Like” button as a means of sending out a link to their “Facebook Friends.” I suppose there could be a couple of angry Red Sox fans among the 73, but it is a bit strange that “Like” is the means by which this pervasive networking site has people altering others to news stories (some of which, of course, will inevitably be very unhappy news stories.)

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