Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."



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Ron

It hasn't happened yet -- and it may not -- but I wonder if something happens with Obama to cause some kind of 'buyers remorse.'
Bad position statement? Severe verbal gaffe? If Obama loses his halo, how bad will the fall be?

I don't have this feeling about McCain; I get the sense that people either like him or not at this point, so he is what he is.

This campaign season has been wearyingly long and maybe we're sick of it, even before the conventions.

Melinda

I'm losing myself in past vitriol: I'm reading Rick Perlstein's "Nixonland."

amba

Vitriol nostalgia? No -- vintage vitriol! Ah, '68 was a great year ...

Eric W

I was with you up to the end.

"We test our candidates like gladiators. Whichever one is left standing might just be tough enough for the job.",

Ugh. That kind of mealy schlock is beneath your writing abilities and an poor substitute for genuine ambivatude. Political contests are gladiatorial all right, but in the "bread and circuses" sense.

"It is the mark of our whole modern history that the masses are kept quiet with a fight. They are kept quiet by the fight because it is a sham-fight; thus most of us know by this time that the Party System has been popular only in the sense that a football match is popular." - G.K. Chesterton

amba

Great quote. But of course you have become a radical libertarian, with a view of the party system something like Ralph Nader's (where the extremes of right and left meet). And you're certainly not entirely wrong. But there is a shade of difference between the parties, which I somewhat get into in the update.

sail on

Want a good jolt out of election atgue (whoever your candidate of choice)? Check out Paris ilton's new "campaign ad" - it's all over CNN and no doubt other parts of the Net. I have never had a good thing to say about her, but I tip my hat to Paris for this smart satire.

"That old wrinkly guy put me in his ad, so I guess that means I'm running for President. And I won't promise you change like that other guy. I'm just . . . hot"
[or words to that effect]

Check it out for a laugh.

Eric W
"... you have become a radical libertarian..."

Actually, I'm pretty moderate as libertarians go. I'm sure the real radicals would see me as a heretic, if they recognized me as a libertarian at all. ;)

blake

If you want to be somebody else
If you're tired of losing battles
With yourself
If you want to be somebody else
Change your mind

Ken

"The poor want more handouts"? Only in a soul-deadened socialist society whose welfare-anesthetized work-free citizens believe their "betters" know better than they what's best for them. As I've blogged a zillion times, there is no honor -- and no really feeling good -- in being handed something you didn't earn. If you're talking "the poor" in a mobile society like ours, tomorrow is another day.

Tomorrow is another day

Eric W

Rock on, Ken! :)

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