Mencken is King! I read an anthology of his work -- his heyday being in the 20's and 30's -- a few years ago. Find it and read it. It's hilarious!
His 1925 eluogy of William Jennings Bryan is a classic. If you believe FDR is the father and Woodrow Wilson is the grandfather of all in the world that is f***** up, than Bryan is the GREAT grandfather!
Bryan was a combination of Adlai Stevenson (loser), Al Gore (insufferable), and Hillary Clinton (puke inducing) all rolled into one.
And Mencken was the only one with the balls to say so.
posted on 04/07/2002 10:04:34 AM PDT
Thanx familiar with WJB, but now Mencken's book. The guy yesterday said it was his best work.
posted on 04/07/2002 11:09:54 AM PDT
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