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Oregon lawmakers consider legalizing duels

The Broadway musical Hamilton has popularized a lot of things — $10 bills, powdered wigs and theater nerds rapping. But most importantly, it’s gotten people asking, “Why can’t politicians murder each other anymore?” Spoiler alert: Alexander Hamilton says he didn’t throw away his shot just before he dies.

An Oregon state lawmaker wants to see a revival of the once-popular trend of duels. Sen. Brian Boquist thinks it’s stupid that the state constitution specifically prohibits politicians from holding duels. Apparently when the state was founded, they wanted to make sure that elected officials wouldn’t murder each other, even though racism was A-OK.

Boquist claims he doesn’t want to legally ice any of his coworkers, he just wants to make a point about outdated laws on the books. But you won’t find his fellow senators impugning his honor, either.

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MasterChugs Theater: ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’

It seems as though everyone has their favorite version of A Christmas Carol. Many like the classic 1951 Scrooge starring Alastair Sim as the title character (which we reviewed last week). Others prefer George C. Scott in the 1984 made-for-television version. There are those that enjoy the updated Bill Murray version, Scrooged (which we’ll get to next week). Some people actually like the 2004 made-for musical version starring Kelsey Grammar (just like Pop Rocks blowing up Mikey’s stomach, I think it, too, is an urban legend). For my mom, and like a number of others as well, there’s no substitute for the 1992 feature film version done by Brian Henson and his crowd, aptly titled The Muppet Christmas Carol. Continue reading