Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Original and Best

Art Buchwald.

The Washington Post offers a good mini-autobiography of him here:WaPo

I absolutely loved Art Buchwald. Even when he wasn't at his funniest he was still funnier than most of the "humorists" out there. Some of my favorite observations:
People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

“We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don't think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you're hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.”

An economist is a man who knows a hundred ways of making love but doesn’t know any women.

And my absolute favorite, less funny than just true:
"The best things in life aren't things."

We'll miss you, Art!

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