Lo! the poor humorist, whose tortured mind2009 Update: An entertainer who laughs on the platform and dances beneath the scaffold, hanging on his own every word.
See jokes in crowds, though still to gloom inclined —
Whose simple appetite, untaught to stray,
His brains, renewed by night, consumes by day.
He thinks, admitted to an equal sty,
A graceful hog would bear his company.—Alexander Poke
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Friday, July 10, 2009
HUMORIST, n. A plague that would have softened down the hoar austerity of Pharaoh's heart and persuaded him to dismiss Israel with his best wishes, cat-quick.
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Humorist: A modern day court jester.
Humorist: More fun than a pessimist.
Humorist: Let the people joyful facing each day.
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I see you wrote HIS and not HER, but this somehow still gives the impression you are talking about me. Why is that?
Horse thieves and cattle rustlers hanged for lesser crimes than those committed by graceful hogs.
That was a good definition Doug. I'll take it.
The humorist married a comic and their child turned out to be a satirist.
Humorist, joke salesman.
Lacking only a court, Nessa.
TLP, that's true, I'm afraid.
Skywind, and let them all have health information.
Quilly, "Narcissist" sounds as similar as it is.
Karen, hogs cure better.
For your act, Coop?
I can guess which side was horselike, Tom.
Ariel, for you, half-off.
Your wit is true, Bierce.
Yr. humble servant.
I'm afraid it's now decided at Poke v. Pope, Weirsdo.
What say you?
Weirsdo, Amrbose Pierce will need a quoting, won't he?
Karen, you didn't ask me, but I'll go for Poke, who has the advantage of being fictional.
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