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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I've never understood how a therapist could get away with publishing a book identifying his patients like this to begin with. Personally, I'm fed up with high-profile books by lawyers, therapists, doctors, whoever, about their clients and their legal or mental or medical issues. These professionals were hired to do a job, and to protect the interests of the client/patient, not to provide raw material for a book and personal profits (beyond the fees) for the professional.

Randy (Internet Ronin)

Pat: Burroughs was Turcotte's patient, not the other way around.


In the immortal words of Emily Litella:

Oh? Well that's different. That's very different. Never mind.

Randy (Internet Ronin)

Pat, my favorite line whenever I'm in a similar situation is from another Radner character, Roseanne Rosannadanna:

Never mind!

(I should have a macro for it, considering how often I use it ;-)


Saturday Night Live has just never been the same. I loved Gilda Radner. Some of the best lines of all time. I still laugh over her little routine about Dr. Joyce Brothers with the little ball of sweat hanging off the end of her nose...

Ruth Anne

It's like my grandmother, Nana Rosannadanna used to say: It's always somethin'.

Vail Beach

Wait a minute, wait a minute.

It was the Emily Litella character, not the Roseanne Rosannadanna character who said "Never mind." Both were played by Gilda Radner.

You see how memory can be warped by time?

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