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Commentary: A brief dream does come true

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NEW YORK -- August finally redeemed itself from shark-jumping hysteria with an original, spontaneous, transcendent event -- the accidental intersection of one Antoine Dodson, his sister, her would-be rapist, and some musical magicians who tapped into that uniquely American reservoir of salvation -- irreverence.

Voila, we have a new American idol, a fresh icon to distract us from the drudgery of madness and remind us that humor is the best weapon against anger or angst.

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