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The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer by Jennifer   Lynch
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Nov 29, 2011

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Not recommended for the under-10 crowd. Ahem, mother? Yes, I watched Twin Peaks as a child. I also bought the book and had the t-shirt. And I'm pretty sure I was the only fifth-grader wearing a "You are a stranger here but once" shirt displaying the infamous "Welcome to Twin Peaks, population 51,201" sign. Was Lynch avant-garde in those lonely, pre-teen years? I would say so. (It's funny that not even any of the teachers confronted me about it, either. But that probably says more about our pool of public school teachers.) Did it prime me for a few years of reading trashy (but with some educational merit) trade paperbacks by Dean Koontz or the Clan of the Cave Bear series until Auel's endless descriptivism bored my ten year old brain enough to put childish things away? Perhaps. But, on the other hand, without Twin Peaks my delicate childhood mind wouldn't have been forever addled by the artistry of one David Lynch, whose dark comedy helped shape my psyche.
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Zachary Doiron Why was the sign infamous?

Anna Karen I was 10 when I watched the show, my music teacher and my mom actually said I would love it - the only episode I missed was the first. Most of my friends watched it too and were in love with James, I liked Bobby. I used to have dreams of the little man and the giant... those were the days. I guess my town had relaxed rules when it came to tv since some younger kids watched the show as well and loved it. I never go 3 years without watching it all again.

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