Things Fred McDougall said that became much funnier as I got older and learned about history

T o a roomfull of sixteen year old kids in the late 90’s:  “I hated Lyndon Johnson so much I campaigned for Barry Goldwater.”

Us:  What?

Fred: You heard me.  Barry Goldwater.

Us: Sure…

Ben Tomkins
Ben Tomkins is a violinist, teacher, journalist and critically acclaimed composer currently living in Denver, Colorado. He hates stupidity and generally believes that the volume of one’s voice is inversely proportional to one’s knowledge of an issue. Reach Ben Tomkins at

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