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I started listening to Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion when I was kid, and still try catch at least part of the show on the radio every weekend. I’ve read several of his books, and the show’s even on my list of 43 Things to do some day.
So I was disappointed to read this afternoon about a lawsuit that Keillor’s brought against a blogger for a t-shirt that parodies his show. When you consider the show’s tradition of poking lighthearted fun at people from all walks of life and political persuasions, Keillor’s reaction really just reinforces the stereotype of the humorless liberal. I’d like to believe that these are the actions of an overzealous lawyer, that Keillor’s not aware of how petty this makes him look, and that he’ll still take the opportunity to retract his cease and desist order against the blogger and his Web site, but it doesn’t sound like that’s going to happen.