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Thelonious Monk: Could he have something to do with Thelonious Monk?

There are little annotations all over Wikipedia – they cover the site like white goo covers a newborn baby, or like “walrus mustache cool” covers Steely Dan guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter.

Most of these say something to the effect of “source needed” – in other words, when you put in that paragraph that said William Shakespeare’s mom was the first astronaut, you didn’t take the time to create a page on GeoCities that said as much so you could cite it as a reference work. There are other annotations – “unclear,” “subjective,” “needs randy joke about two chickens,” etc. I’d like to add one more: “the truth is punching you in the face.” And I’d like to add it to the Wikipedia article about Thelonious Monk:

North Coast Brewing Company has a beer in their lineup named “Brother Thelonious”- a Belgian abbey-style beer (which is likely a nod to Monk’s name). The label features a picture of Thelonious Monk in sunglasses and monk’s garb. Proceeds from the sale of this beer benefit the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.

So “Brother Thelonious” beer has a label featuring a picture of Thelonious Monk and the proceeds support the Thelonious Monk Institute… and it might be named after Thelonious Monk?

Also: that big Mount Rushmore thing, with all those presidents on it: does that have anything to do with the presidents, by chance?

Actually, my annotation should read “the truth has jumped on you from behind and is pounding your face into the sidewalk.”

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