Thursday, November 4, 2010




Today I present to you three quotes from the American humourist and showman, Will Rogers.

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.

- Will Rogers
Illiterate Digest (1924), “Warning to jokers: lay off the prince”

Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.

- Will Rogers
Syndicated newspaper article (June 28, 1931)

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

- Will Rogers
Letter in The New York Times (April 29, 1930)

William Penn Adair Rogers was born on November 4, 1879 in what is now Oklahoma. He was a comedian, a cowboy, a social commentator and a vaudeville performer. He wrote a syndicated newspaper column and was a popular radio personality during the 1930s with a weekly Sunday show. 
A man of many pursuits, Will Rogers was a lecturer and a world traveller. He became an advocate of the aviation industry and a friend of Charles Lindbergh.

Will Rogers died in a plane crash in Alaska on August 15, 1935 while accompanying famed aviator Wiley Post on a flight. The two men got caught in poor weather and lost control of the plane. It crashed into a lagoon near Port Barrow and both men perished. Will Rogers was 55 years old and he was "Oklahoma's favourite son."

To hear the voice of Will Rogers on the radio talking about unemployment, click on the link below.


To my knowledge, there are four words in the English language that do not rhyme with any other words. These four words are:

1. orange

2. purple

3. silver

4. month

Isn’t it interesting that three of the four words are names of colours?

NOTE : If you can think of any other words that do not rhyme with anything, I’d certainly like you to contact me.



The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost the services of captain Dion Phaneuf for at least a month due to injury. Phaneuf has a deep laceration on his left leg. The Leafs played well last night, but they still lost 5-4 in a shootout to the Washington Capitals.

- Joanne

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