'Blest if I believe such a Poll Parrot as you was ever learned to speak!'
Sunday, January 25, 2015
I read in the New York Times this morning of the death of Joe Franklin, a New York TV personality who was perhaps the main creator of the TV talk show as we know it today. He remained a local broadcaster, so most people never had a chance to listen to his show, but I wanted to remember him today, because he uttered one of the great quotations in American life:
"Sincerity is everything. Once you learn to fake that, you'v got it made."