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In a similar vein

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on May 09, 2006

In Reply to: In a similar vein posted by Smokey Stover on May 09, 2006

: : : Okay, curiosity: the phrase "in a similar vein" Origins? Have seen it 'vain,' 'vane,' and 'vein'

: : It's vein all right. Thoughts and conversations flow as blood flows, along a path. Does "Mad" magazine still exist? Their motto was "Humor in a Jugular Vein."

: It does. SS

There's even a Mad TV show now. Check your local Fox affiliate's listings for late Saturday night.