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conservativecave ^ | June 25, 2009 | franksolich (some of)

Posted on 06/25/2009 8:07:52 AM PDT by franksolich

My recent research into the efficacy of goat glands caused me to remember monkey glands, and so I went to the bookshelves here to look up something.

Gene Fowler (1890-1960) was a well-known newspaper reporter, raconteur, and Hollywood publicist, during the earlier half of the last century. My father had all of his books, although by the time I came along, they were old books.

The first book I ever read by Fowler was a biography of the famous actor John Barrymore, which was tough going for an 11-year-old. I didn't think any book could possibly be more dreadful than this, and gave Fowler a second chance, by reading another of his books.

I was wrong; his biography of Jimmy Walker was even worse.

My mother was concerned that an 11-year-old was reading Fowler, a raconteur after all, fears which my father dismissed. "He can't understand what he's reading, and besides, he's been reading Ludwig Bemelmans since he was 8, so no big deal."

Happily, I was later to discover that Fowler wrote only two dreadful books, the aforementioned biographies, all the rest of his literary output, which was copious, glittering and sparkling with wit and merriment. His biography of Frederick G. Bonfils and Harry Tammen, owners of the Denver Post circa 1895-1935 (I forget exactly), two of the finest gentlemen Colorado ever produced, to this day remains one of my favorite books.

So I went to the bookshelves, to see what Fowler had to say about monkey glands.

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Health/Medicine; History
KEYWORDS: endocrinologist; gland; glands; monkey; monkeys
I hope this is as interesting as goat glands.
1 posted on 06/25/2009 8:07:53 AM PDT by franksolich
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To: Auntie Mame; buschbaby; tired1; Sir_Ed; GeronL; Paul Heinzman; Purrcival; Roscoe Karns; bcsco; ...

Ping for the list.

2 posted on 06/25/2009 8:09:05 AM PDT by franksolich (Scourge of the Primitives, in service to humanity)
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3 posted on 06/25/2009 8:09:54 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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Goat glands couldn’t be any worse that mares’ urine, which is what the pharmaceutical companies use to make female hormone replacement drugs.

4 posted on 06/25/2009 8:13:22 AM PDT by La Lydia (.)
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To: SunkenCiv; martin_fierro; franksolich
Monkey glands ping.

Article from the April 23, 1923 Washington Post

5 posted on 06/25/2009 8:17:23 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Eschew exclamatory abuse.)
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Photobucket ♀☹☠☣☢★☆MANGLED GENITALS PING☆★☢☣☠☹♂

6 posted on 06/25/2009 9:12:31 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Constitution Day; martin_fierro

I don’t know how I’d get through the day without you two.

7 posted on 06/25/2009 1:08:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ( -- June 25th -- the Troopathon)
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Thanks for the MG ping.

OTOH, I just changed my mind about what I'm gonna have for dinner. It won't be the sausage...

8 posted on 06/26/2009 6:01:32 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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