Wish I’d said that – March 11, 2017

“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”

Widely attributed to Groucho Marx but in 1962 he denied saying it in real life on leaving a party; he may have used it in a comedy routine but it almost certainly did not originate with him

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With government in charge…

In my latest National Post column I satirize people’s ongoing faith in government’s compassionate efficiency despite all their experience with its actual performance.

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Wish I’d said that – January 28, 2017

“Nothing has been worse than the modern notion that a clever man can make a joke without taking part in it; without sharing in the general absurdity that such a situation creates. It is unpardonable conceit not to laugh at your own jokes. Joking is undignified; that is why it is so good for one’s soul.”

G.K. Chesterton, “The Flat Freak,” in Alarms and Discursions, quoted in Gilbert! Vol. 4 #7

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