Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quickies--with apologies to L. M. Boyd

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend,” said Groucho Marx. “Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Thanks to William Safire for reminding us.

He also give us this gem: “like the pot calling the kettle black” or, as they say in Arabic, “a camel can’t see it’s own hump.”

Phil Bronstein, editor of the San Francisco Chronicle which bled nearly a million a week last year, said to NYT columnist Maureen Dowd, “That’s the most hopeful think you can say about print journalism, that old people are living longer.”

Would somebody show Dick Cheney how to set his phaser on stun?

Don’t take a job as honey collector in Bangladesh. Last year in one village alone, 20 such workers who were on the job in the jungle, got ambushed by tigers, killed and eaten.


Jeff Hebert said...

When asked for a comment, the Bangladeshi tigers called it "Sweet revenge". Ahem.

Ross said...

Killed and eaten would be better than eaten and killed. Seriously.

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