Monday, October 6, 2014


Over the years I've tried to convince people Hoover Dam was named for famed lawman J. Edgar Hoover.  I've tried to convince people that J. Edgar Hoover and Edgar Rice Burrows were the same person [they look nearly identical].  And I've tried to convince folks that J.Edgar Hoover invented the Hoover vacuum cleaner.  And there actually are people running around believing that he invented a vacuum cleaner and has a famous dam named after him.  Why the fixation on Hoover?  Don't know, really.  The only thing left to do is place a story by J. Edgar Hoover in an upcoming anthology. Hmm, would people actually believe that?  

Edgar Rice Burrows or J. Edgar Hoover?

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