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Friday, May 30th, 2008

Voting isn’t the only thing that is inconvenient on Tuesday, as this cartoon illustrates.

Tuesday Morning Cartoon

Do you know why we vote on Tuesday? You’ll find the answer here.

Thanks to Steve Garfield for sending this along via Chuck Olsen.

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