Last Thursday, heading out from the Loop to my apartment in Hyde Park, I was listening to a golden-oldie station. They were playing a tape from famous radio programs, and one of them was from the old Art Linkletter Show. Linkletter is asking a little boy what he wants for Christmas, and the kid says he wants a new bed. Linkletter asks why.
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