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Commentary: The AOL Family

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Commentary: The AOL Family

Commentary: The AOL Family

Commentary: The AOL Family

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Commentator Andrei Codrescu describes an imaginary America Online household dealing with "spam," weird ads, all sorts of terrors and, when they log on, a series of mug shots of some notorious human beings. The imagined parents try to shield their young daughter from all this — to no avail.