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HE TOOK THE TIME HE NEEDED; AND NEVER RUSHED TO AN ENDING.(YOUR TIME)

The genius of Jean Shepherd, who died Oct. 16, is that he broke the cardinal rule of storytelling - he did not get to the point. The writer, radio raconteur, and humorist who created the movie "A Christmas Story" liked to dawdle, lollygag, and sidewind his way through tales that were funny precisely because they took their time getting to their destination...

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