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  • Years ago, I found one of my old elementary-school report cards in a drawer. In its comments section, my teacher wrote, "Michael would rather go for the laugh than the grade."

    She didn't understand that the laugh IS the grade.

    Making Renée Bauer laugh is one of the few things I consider to be truly important in life. That and finding the hollow Whoppers in the box.

    So we beat on ...

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