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Benchley Ahead of Himself

Benchley Ahead of Himself

I know that if Robert Benchley knew of this undertaking to analyze his work, he would be aghast. That someone would presume to attempt to explain him and his humor would tickle the great humorist and probably become the subject of one of his fine works of self-mocking nonsense. I hope he will forgive the presumption and accept that my intentions are aimed at one thing and one thing only, that of introducing him to new generations of readers.

Whither Ox Tail Soup?

Whither Ox Tail Soup?

One of the things I wonder about, (a complete list is available to those who request it, although I would suggest bringing a pickup truck or at least a small hand cart), is why our culture is becoming so homogenized.  Where are those daring meals of yesteryear, the bologna sandwiches on Wonderbread that made men […]

Royal Society for Putting Things On top Of Other Things Makes Rare Find

Royal Society for Putting Things On top Of Other Things Makes Rare Find

Deep within the heartland of America a discovery has been made that is so unexpected and so monumental in scope that the Director of the Royal Society For Putting

The Athletic Benchley

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