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Keeping up with the Smiths…

 

From The Charming Charlie:  a Tumbler of artwork from Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic series, with words from Smiths lyrics written by Morrissey– from Lauren LoPrete, a Bay Area graphic designer and co-founder of the record label Loglady.

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As we say “oui” to ennui, we might send an amusing birthday verse to Ogden Nash; he was born on this date in 1902.  A poet best known for his light verse, Nash wrote over 500 pieces published, between 1931 and 1972, in 14 volumes.  At the time of his death in 1971, he was, The New York Times averred, “the country’s best-known producer of humorous poetry.” The following year, on his birthday, the U.S. Postal service celebrated him with a commemorative stamp.

  • Candy
    Is Dandy
    But liquor
    Is quicker.

    • “Reflections on Ice-Breaking” in Hard Lines (1931); often misattributed to Dorothy Parker
  • It is common knowledge to every schoolboy and even every Bachelor of Arts,
    That all sin is divided into two parts.
    One kind of sin is called a sin of commission, and that is very important
    And it is what you are doing when you are doing something you ortant…

    • “Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man” in The Family Album of Favorite Poems (1959)

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August 19, 2013 at 1:01 am

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