Born on This Day - America's First Rapper...Ogden Nash
“Nash considered himself a “worsifier.” Among his best known lines are “Candy / Is dandy, / But liquor / Is quicker” and “If called by a panther / Don’t anther.” His poems also had an intensely anti-establishment quality that resounded with many Americans, particularly during the Depression. Nash was a keen observer of American social life, and frequently mocked religious moralizing and conservative politicians. His work is often compared with other satirists of the time, including Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, and H. L. Mencken. Nash appeared regularly on radio and on television, and he drew huge audiences for his readings and lectures.” This is an excerpt from the website: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/ogden-nash
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