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The Berkshire Eagle reports:

LEE - Because they couldn't find a dump open in Great Barrington, two youths threw a load of refuse down a Stockbridge hillside on Thanksgiving Day.

Saturday, Richard J. Robbins, 19, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Arlo Guthrie, 18, of Howard Beach N.Y., each paid a fine of $25 in Lee District Court after pleading guilty of illegally disposing of rubbish. ...

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Better take those boys down to the police officer station

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The Eagle didn't illustrate the article with any of the 27 eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was.

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You can get it at Alice's.

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Exceptin' Alice.

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that this was a typical case of American blind justice.

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were just being responsible. After all,, one big pile of garbage is better than two little piles. And gravity is a wonderful labor saving device when it comes to consolidating rubbish.

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Arlo Guthrie?

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Woody's boy.

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It's the Arlo Guthrie!

He got rejected by the Army precisely because he littered, too.

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"I cannot tell a lie. I did place that envelope with my name on it under that pile of trash"

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at the bottom of a half a ton of garbage and wondered if you had anything to do with it.

Yes sir Officer Obie, I cannot tell a lie. I put that envelope under that garbage.

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Best part of Thanksgiving. Driving the long way to Grandma's in order to hear the whole song.

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Alice's Restaurant

(This is an old MetaFilter post replete with dozens of links to source material. Unfortunately, in the seven years since the post was made, some of the links have expired.)

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(to use the full and correct title) at the age of eight, when my oldest brother played it for me when we were running errands for my parents a couple of days before Thanksgiving. I didn't tell anyone this until about twenty years later, but for some time after hearing the song, I had convinced myself that the garbage contained dead bodies. As I recall, my thinking was something along these lines: Why would Alice and Ray have kept it in the downstairs of the church for so long, and why would Arlo have gotten into so much trouble for dumping it?

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