He Played the Catskills


Today is the birthday
Of Washington Irving.
For creating Rip Van Winkle
His fame is deserving.

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  • Another of my favorite boyhood favorites, 'The legend of Sleepy Hollow'.

    This should be read by every young lad aspiring to romance, so as not to be caught by the treacherous manipulations of a Katrina van Tassel. The lesson of the Sirens.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Be leery, then, of some of them.
    And keep in mind, "Cherchez la femme".

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Speaking of skunk yesterday, he was the one on the Bugs Bunny cartoons.

    Given the titles of two of Irving's stories, I guess he was the first of many acts in the Catskills that put the audience to sleep.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Sorry, I got confused. Pepe Le Pew was in the cartoons. The skunk to which I referred was in Pogo.

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