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Behind the Twinkie Defense

News this week that Hostess will be shutting its doors brings back memories of psychiatrist Martin Blinder testifying that on the night before Dan White killed San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, White “just sat there in front of the TV set, binging on Twinkies.” Another psychiatrist stated, “If not for the aggravating fact of junk food, the homicides might not have taken place.”

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Penn: ‘End Is Near’ for Fox Pundits

Filming one of his last scenes as Harvey Milk, San Francisco’s first openly gay politician, who was assassinated by City Hall colleague Dan White in 1978, Sean Penn got all Method on the crowd of extras assembled to reenact the scene of an important speech Milk made on Gay Freedom Day 30 years ago.

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