"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
Under the patronage of St. Tammany
Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Born Gladys Green in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on this day in 1900.
Plucky Capraesque kudos to the Llamas for noting the occasion.
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Some Clarissa Saunders quotes to mark the day:
Don Quixote with bill will get to his feet in a minute and speak two important words. Willet Creek. When that happens, the Silver Knight will fall off his tightrope and Puss will jump out of his boots.
I wonder Diz, if this Don Quixote hasn't got the jump on all of us. I wonder if it isn't a curse to go through life wised up like you and me.
[to Jefferson Smith] Why don't you go home?...This is no place for you - you're half-way decent. You don't belong here. Now go home.
Clarissa Saunders: How many times have you heard me say "I'm fed up with politics" and I... no, I let him talk me into staying. Secretary to a leader of little squirts! Why? Because I need the job and a new suit of clothes! Diz Moore: Would you settle for a husband? Clarissa Saunders: Mmm, I sure would! [suddenly realizes he's referring to himself] Clarissa Saunders: Heh? Diz Moore: You know my old standing offer. Diz Moore, poet of Washington correspondents. Clarissa Saunders: [smiling] Oh, that again. Diz Moore: I'd cherish you - and I'd stay sober. Clarissa Saunders: Oh, Diz, you're a wonderful egg. I don't know, maybe if I saw you once with your hair combed or something... [Diz sheepishly finger combs his hair] Clarissa Saunders: [laughs] No, I don't even think that would do it.
Diz Moore: [dictating into phone] In protest, the whole Senate body rose and walked out. Clarissa Saunders: No! No, not that straight stuff. Now listen, kick it up, get on his side, fight for him! Understand? Diz Moore: You love this monkey - don't you? Clarissa Saunders: What do you think? Now listen, go to work. Do as I tell you. Diz Moore: [into phone] Throw out that last, take this. This is the most titanic battle of modern times. A David without even a slingshot rises to do battle against the mighty Goliath, the Taylor machine, allegedly crooked inside and out. Yeah, and for my money, you can cut out the "allegedly."