This (from an article by Alec Wilkinson) is amazing:

Did Louis Armstrong and his wife really have this conversation? This is just too much!

Posted by Andrew on 30 May 2012, 9:13 am

This (from an article by Alec Wilkinson) is amazing:

Did Louis Armstrong and his wife really have this conversation? This is just too much!

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I had the same reaction. Mamet can’t do any better, and he works at it.

Yes, they did–word for word. I heard the tape, and others like it.

Why? Seems pretty mundane.

X-rated material on Gelman? And Maureen Dowd on the end of the world.