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John Updike Dead at 76

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John Updike, writer and winner of every literary prize imaginable has died from lung cancer today reports the LA Times.

We like to remember him for his Simpsons episode. From his Wikipedia page:

In an episode of the animated series The Simpsons, “Insane Clown Poppy”, John Updike is the ghost writer of a book that Krusty the clown is promoting. The book’s title is “Your Shoes Too Big To Kickbox God,” a 20-page book written entirely by John Updike as a money-making scam.

One of a kind.

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