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The making of “The Clam”

A phantom venereal disease with unusual symptoms

Fascinated with urban legends, rumors, folklore, myth, and the construction of consensus reality, a troubled loner creates a venereal disease and gives it a paper trail. Here's what happened…



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On This Day in SniggleryAugust 1, 1956: The papers finally leak the truth about Jean Shepherd’s great I, Libertine hoax. (See I, Libertine for more info)