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Franklin Pierce Adams
Franklin Pierce Adams (November 15, 1881, Chicago, Illinois March 23, 1960, New York City, New York) was an American columnist and wit, best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower," and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please. He was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s.

fast food
 
 
Big mac, small mac, burger and fries
Shove 'em in boxes all the same size
Easy on the must... [read poem]
lines on and from "bartlett's familiar quotations"
 
 
("Sir: For the first time in twenty-three years 'Bartlett's Familiar
Quotations' has been revis... [read poem]
television
 
 
The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER,... [read poem]
baseball's sad lexicon
 
 
These are the saddest of possible words:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
Trio of bear cubs,... [read poem]
a psalm of freudian life
 
 
Tell me not in mormonful numbers
"Life is but an empty dream!"
To a student of the slu... [read poem]
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