Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bunk beds were big in his day

American humorist Ring Lardner was born today in 1885.

"You know what Barnum said," Lardner once wrote. ("There's a sucker born every minute.") "Well, he didn't go far enough. They like to be bunked, but what they like most of all is to bunk themselves."

My favorite Lardner line:

"'Shut up,' he explained."

To read about another famous American humorist who died on this day, Click here

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