Earl Gray

Earl Gray
"You can argue with me but, in the end, you'll have to face that fact that you're arguing with a squirrel." - Earl Gray

Thursday, July 31, 2014

July's Second Funniest Line

Jennifer Schuessler
     Jennifer Schuessler's 2014-07-28 New York Times article "Is Poetry Dead? Not if 45 Official Laureates Are Any Indication" is a delicious irony, suggesting that the presence of so many Poet Laureates proves that Americans take verse seriously.

     Leaving aside the North Carolina scandal, the source of this month's funniest line, imagine if someone cited as proof of a nation-wide crackdown on crime the fact that the federal government and 44 of the states have an Attorney General.


     Lest you suspect things might be better north of the 49th, where the tiniest towns may honor local poets with the title, the region that boasts of being "The Cultural Center of Canada" has a grand total of zero provincial or civic Poet Laureates.  LOL!

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