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July 11, 2007 |
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"The state of American humor is Arkansas."
- Garrison Keillor
I'm sure you meant that in the most respectful way, bless your heart. Remember we've never elected a professional rassler governor.
Looking forward to your next trip to Hot Springs. Can't believe you haven't made it an annual trip.
Wherever did you find that quote, Joe? I don't remember it. I don't question that I said it, it just escapes me why I should say that when I had not even been to Arkansas. My old editor at The New Yorker and The Atlantic is in Little Rock, Bill Whitworth, and he never spoke of the state with anything but fondness, so it's a mystery. Glibness is the bane of humorists. We toss off lines because we like the sound of them, without paying too much attention to what they mean. I sure hope that quote dies a natural death.