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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 3, September 2014


Mike Montreuil
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Graduate Studies

When people remember, it is when they gather in a social milieu, such as a sports bar or a cowboy roadhouse.1 What their recollections become is the beginning of exaggerated exploits or outright lies.2

A perfect example that highlights the concept of faulty memory is the evening two cousins went to a brewery pub that featured a Country and Western singer.3 The singer, a female with blond hair, had a tight back-up band which was comprised of veterans of life on the road.4 The fact that each member of the band was old enough to be the girl's grandfather did not imply anything. Yet, they were all heard to say that Connie, the singer, had a “great looking ass.”5

between cheers
young men throwing money
at the stage


1 Milliken, Joe, “Where Jocks go for Fun,” Chicago Post-Herald-Dispatch, May 2000.

2 Dr. Ira Putz, “The Psychology of Young Men Drinking,” Ah! Ahh! Press, Milwaukee, 2010.

3 Personal Communication, Chase Hooten, 2013.

4 Howie Stetson, “The Renaissance of the Galloping Herd,” C & W Today, May 2010.

5 Personal Communication, Harlan Wolff, 2013.



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