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Fistfights, Dark Knights: More Fine Lines

By Margaret Lyons in Miscellaneous on Jul 25, 2008 10:00PM

"'Alcohol, plus girls, plus guys, plus crowds equal fights.'" Eric Hagen, 17, on last night's cluster of fistfights at the O.A.R. concert

"There seems to me no question that the Batman film The Dark Knight, currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war." — Andrew Klavan in today's Wall Street Journal

"'It wasn’t me saying, "Hey, we all could use a little something." It was, "I want to do this," and a couple of people said, "I do, too."'" —Karen Hohenstein, on getting Botox with her bridal party

"News isn't manufactured like widgets." — The Trib editorial today, defending its Obama coverage