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I like Abraham Lincoln. I like Abraham Lincoln not just because of his role in history but also because he was a first-rate American humorist in his own right. He could have made a good—and longer—living as a writer. To think he and Mark Twain strode the globe at the same time, although Twain was a whippersnapper during Lincoln’s moment. Speaking of Twain, he said, “No wonder truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” Apparently, if the scientific observations are correct, the big meteor strike in Siberia Friday and the near miss of a sizeable asteroid that same day were unrelated coincidences. Thus I stand by my Friday post: it may have been a coincidence, but it was a helluva coincidence! And as George Carlin, another great American humorist, said, “It wasn’t a ‘near miss,” gang! It was a near hit!!”