Your daily words of wisdom, from Jonah Goldberg:
“‘Symbols stand for something. That’s why we call them symbols.'”
As Louis Armstrong once said, ”There are some folks that, if they don’t know, you can’t tell ’em.”
Q. I was looking through the quotes section of the Internet Movie Database and ran across this exchange from Me and My Pal (1933):
Oliver: You know what a magnet is, don’t you?
Stan: Sure, it’s a thing that eats cheese.
I must not be as fluent in old movie/vaudeville jokes as I thought I was. ”Magnet” sounds nothing like ”mouse,” so I’m stumped, unless it’s just Stan Laurel being silly, I’m stumped.
David Westhart, Philadelphia, Pa.
A. Everybody likes magnets. That’s why they call them magnets.
A lot of people didn’t even think ‘World War One’ was funny. So it just shows to go you.