Vol.XI No.III Pg.2
May 1974

Plain Talk And Stuff

Robert F. Turner

PLAIN TALK is a monthly paper sent free of charge to all who request it. Most of the material is written by the editor, although bro. Dan Shipley is responsible for page three, and produces some fine material. Occasional material from other writers is always designated.

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That Fine-Tooth Comb

This issues Stuff About Things will be unintelligible (more so than usual) to new readers — and to those who do not dig the style. It is a mock reply (by bro. Jeffery Kingry of Glen Burnie, Md.) to a previously published mock article in which I poked a bit of fun at the stuffed-shin type of exegesis which allegorizes and interprets so-called deep material out of nothing.

Such may be a waste of space to some, but I intend it as an effort to maintain balance — a bit of therapy for those who take themselves too seriously. (This is either an apology or an explanation — be charitable.) Pray Let me think neither too little nor too much of myself. Anyhow, we have dozens of serious writers who bend our ears with wails and woes.. How many make the necessary research to inform you that, according to an early Pearl Bailey record (or was it Sammy Davis?) old Bill Bailey was really a bald-headed man.