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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Tom Lehrer Quote of the Day No. 1

"begun to feel like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis . . ."

I like the way it captures the notion of having an affliction that would be easy to deal with, but which for misguided reasons you are not able to deal with.

Here's the complete quote:
"What with President Johnson practicing escalatio on the Vietnamese and then the Dominican crisis on top of that it has been a nervous year and people have begun to feel like a Christian scientist with appendicitis. Fortunately in times of crisis just like this America always has this number one instrument of diplomacy to fall back on."
And here's a link to the song that followed the quote:  Send the Marines.

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