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Maniacal Mnemonics

OK, picture some far-in-the-future archaeologist exploring an area that ancient maps call North America and stumbling on an odd-looking site—long strips of concrete radiating out from a once-paved, open area. Combing through the ruins of a nearby structure, he unearths a barely discernible, crumbling document covered with peculiar characters. If only there were accompanying hieroglyphics, this could be a Rosetta stone—the key to deciphering the language of a long-extinct, strange culture.

CIGARS-LCA-BLITTS-FLAREGUMPS-CLIFF-MPG-CCCCFACTS-FLARE-MIDGET-TTTTWIRETAP-APTATEN-HAMSACCAAAAA-PARE-CRAGS-PAVEDECIDE-OODA-IMAIR-PASTSMACFM-ALARMS-TOMATOFLAMES-NDRUMS-TITS-AVEFMSHITTT-CEFLAGGS-GAARFCIA-CRAFT-CAAAMRF-DVABUMPFH-FMUBPS-ABCDEFMOST-FIST-DNSCRAM-TESTBOAT-TSAFE-AWARE-ROVADROVV-ONCAL-TTMPPFFISCHPUFF-PRWAMCN-IREX-FMQDCMARRRTHA-FMUTBSLCLEAROFF-FMQD-MAX SAYS WINTER FLYING GIVES ME A BACKACHE-PARK OFF PIGS-30-FOOT DUCKS-TRUE VIRGINS MAKE DULL COMPANIONS-CAN DEAD MEN VOTE TWICE-EAST IS LEAST, WEST IS BEST.

Any of these sound familiar? Well, if you’re having trouble reading them,

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