Sunday, December 31, 2006

Tnx and best

The doors of the Manor are barricaded, and we're seeing another year out with BG's bluegrass show, that excellent 1975 Liebling anthology and a jug of the Branch's fine ESB. We hope you're crossing the divide as painlessly. Thanks for listening, and please stop by often in the oncoming year.

Trouble with quoting Liebling is that once you start, it's hard to quit. So we'll stop with this comment from --funny old world -- 1947:

I think that anybody who talks often with people about newspapers nowadays must be impressed by the growing distrust of the information they contain. There is less a disposition to accept what they say than to try to estimate the probable truth on the basis of what they say, like aiming a rifle that you know has a deviation to the right.

All best to you and yours in naught-seven from me, the doc and the Official Research Kitties.


Blogger Strayhorn said...

Anticipating Liebling, Thomas Jefferson in an 1807 letter (on file at the LoC) said: "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper."

But I don't think he was referring to Gil Thorpe.

10:07 AM, January 02, 2007  

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