Friday, January 30, 2009

Bad Idea Icon of the Month

Dorothy Parker is the supreme patron saint of Bad Idea Potluck and thoroughly embodies all our highest aspirations. Not least because she was a much greater writer than the quotes and comical poetry for which she's famous would lead you to believe.

Still, this poem remains my chant for dark hours:

They say of me, and so they should,
It's doubtful if I come to good.
I see acquaintances and friends
Accumulating dividends
And making enviable names
In science, art and parlor games.
But I, despite expert advice,
Keep doing things I think are nice,
And though to good I never come
Inseparable my nose and thumb.
— Dorothy Parker

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