Thursday, March 26, 2009

quote/unquote: Jack E. Leonard on Ed Sullivan, a newspaper chain's stock price, Albert Camus, depression in The Midwest

(Editor's note: Another in a series; as always, aggregated by Wilson in St. Louis.)

"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure."
-- Comedian Jack E. Leonard (1911-1973) to Ed Sullivan (pictured above w/ Michael Jackson)

"Lee (owner of the Post-Dispatch) stock traded at more than $35 a share in early 2007 but on Monday closed at 28 cents a share. On February 20, the day after the refinancing was announced, the stock closed at 52 cents a share."
--the River Cities Reader of Davenport, Iowa , March 18

"A single sentence will suffice for modern man: He fornicated and he read the papers."
-- Albert Camus (1913-1960

"Well, things could be worse. Take St. Louis, for example."
--Kevin Collison, Kansas City Star business columnist, on development in KC, March 23)

1 comment:

radioisfree said...

i'm pretty sure everybody remembers where they were (and what they were doing) when the jackson 5 debuted on the ed sullivan show. i was glued (literally riveted) to the set! when the diminutive singer did his pirouette (sp?), i had a vision: this li'l dude will some day think he's not white enough and he will hold a baby over a balcony. it's a gift - i'm telling you!!