I admit I have omitted,
poetry so frequently submitted,
most lack the requist wit,
Writing Essential: Humor Monday fit,
to avoid further poetic backlash,
the humor of Ogden Nash.
According to Wikipedia, Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 - May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse.
For everyone else, he's the guy who wrote the best dating advice ever:
and witty social commentary:
I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
As well as a piercing observation on human nature ( these are words to live by):
Portrait of the Artist as a Prematurely Old Man
It is common knowledge to every schoolboy and even every Bachelor of Arts,
That all sin is divided into two parts.
One kind of sin is called a sin of commission, and that is very important,
And it is what you are doing when you are doing something you ortant,
And the other kind of sin is just the opposite and is called a sin of omission
and is equally bad in the eyes of all right-thinking people, from
Billy Sunday to Buddha,
And it consists of not having done something you shuddha.
I might as well give you my opinion of these two kinds of sin as long as,
in a way, against each other we are pitting them,
And that is, don't bother your head about the sins of commission because
however sinful, they must at least be fun or else you wouldn't be
It is the sin of omission, the second kind of sin,
That lays eggs under your skin.
The way you really get painfully bitten
Is by the insurance you haven't taken out and the checks you haven't added up
the stubs of and the appointments you haven't kept and the bills you
haven't paid and the letters you haven't written.
Also, about sins of omission there is one particularly painful lack of beauty,
Namely, it isn't as though it had been a riotous red-letter day or night every
time you neglected to do your duty;
You didn't get a wicked forbidden thrill
Every time you let a policy lapse or forget to pay a bill;
You didn't slap the lads in the tavern on the back and loudly cry Whee,
Let's all fail to write just one more letter before we go home, and this round
of unwritten letters is on me.
No, you never get any fun
Out of things you haven't done,
But they are the things that I do not like to be amid,
Because the suitable things you didn't do give you a lot more trouble than the
unsuitable things you did.
The moral is that it is probably better not to sin at all, but if some kind of
sin you must be pursuing,
Well, remember to do it by doing rather than by not doing.
Brain drain hits home (Humor) by John Philipp
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Mrs. Buzzle's Four Words by William Dotani
Last Week In Humor
Another Ridiculous Dream by Tracy Fabre
The Flame Still Burns (Tribute To Robert Burns) by Ian Thorpe
Pollinated Tesla Pants by Briane P.
I Teeter-Tottered Upside Down... Variations on a Poem (#2) by Mark Jepsen
I Teeter-Tottered Upside Down... Variations on a Poem (#1) by Mark Jepsen
The Weekend Giggle 1/22/09 - The Funny Economists by John Philipp
A Miracle? By Mike Ball
A Disturbing Trend in the Offing by Mark Jepsen
Elicitations or Felicitations? What motivates you? By Mark Jepsen
Thought~Byte No. 137 by John Philipp
Thought~Byte No. 31 by John Philipp
My Husband the Patient.....or.....How I Lost My Patience by Kimberly Ripley
Big Milty's Pizza Specials by Brian H.
Regarding Nipples... a "Hot Button" issue! By Mark Jepsen
Song Parodies by Rick L
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