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Baltimore-born newspaperman and social critic H.L. Mencken once said, "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." Now there's a man who knows! Advantage: Baltimore. Granted, you can sing all of Emily Dickinson's poems to the tune of the theme from "Gilligan's Island," which is undeniably cool, but Mencken's are words to live by, not just sing. Baltimore Sun file photo