Saturday, January 19, 2013

Today's Post — While Not A Tweet — Is Still Short & Sweet!

This blog's poet-in-residence, Calvin Trillin, has contribued the briefest post that has ever appeared at this URL. Today's couplet reminds this blogger of another favorite two-liner from another witty poet — Ogden Nash — speaking of a gift to a new female acquaintance: "Candy is dandy/But liquor is quicker." If this is (fair & balanced) abbreviated japery, so be it.

[x The Nation]
Results Of A Survey Asking the American People How They Feel About The Unending Discussion Of The Fiscal Cliff, The Debt Ceiling, Restructuring Entitlements, Revenue Versus Spending, Etc., Etc., Etc.
By Calvin Trillin

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The subject is vital. We never would doubt it.
We’d rather go broke, though, than hear more about it. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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