Clip of the Week: December 29, 2021On December 29, 2021 by Elyse
If you’re still looking for a New Year’s resolution, history has some suggestions for you:
Some New Year Don’ts . . .
Don’t try to get the better of a man who hasn’t any.
Don’t snore in church. It’s mean to keep others awake. . .
Don’t get married with the sole idea that misery loves company.
Don’t follow the beaten track unless you are satisfied to remain beaten. . .
Don’t expect Opportunity to come to you with a letter of introduction. . .
Don’t buy your friends. They never last as long as those you make yourself.
Don’t envy the rise of others. Many a man who gets to the top is mere froth. . .
Don’t make any good resolutions unless you constantly carry a repair kit with you. . .
Don’t fail to have an object in view. Many a man leads such an aimless existence that he could fire at random without hitting it.– Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine, quoted in the Butler Weekly Times, January 1, 1914
As for me, my New Year’s resolution is to go cold turkey on the bad puns. . . We’ll see how long that lasts.
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Disclaimer: The modern era is far from the first to grapple with rampant “fake news.” As I am neither a historian nor journalist, I make no claims about the accuracy or lack thereof of the above sources. I assert only that they make for a good story.
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