December 08, 2005

Happy Birthday, James Thurber!


From "The Night The Bed Fell".

James Thurber was born this day in 1894 in Columbus, Ohio. Here is a brief biography. He is easily my favorite American humorist and many of the characters and episodes from his stories, from Muggs the dog to the Get-Ready Man to the the crazy aunt who believed electricity leaked out of light sockets have found permanent homes in the rather chaotic jumble of my mind.

Posted by Robert at December 8, 2005 01:22 PM | TrackBack

You gotta love the Get-Ready Man. I wish he would turn up during graduation ceremonies, station identification breaks, bar mitzvahs, and on supermarket intercoms.

Thanks for reminding us of the birthday of a good pulmonary man. Mi mi mi.

Posted by: Matt at December 9, 2005 09:14 AM