Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ring Lardner.

I don't have anything to say about advertising today, so I thought I toss into Ad Aged some words from one of my favorite all-time writers: Ring Lardner. You can find a lot of Lardner's work online but for now, here are two quotations.

"Mother set facing the front of the train, as it makes her giddy to ride backwards. I set facing her, which does not affect me." From a short story called, "The Golden Honeymoon."

And, perhaps the greatest line in all of American literature from a Lardner story called "The Young Immigrants": "Shut up he explained."

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