The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

June 26, 2013

June 26, 1970

Amy Poehler (September 16, 1971) was famous in American comedy before her NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. Not so much one of her co-stars, Nick Offerman (born June 26, 1970). He plays a loveable curmudgeon, a rightwing foil for blonde dogooder Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation

The show got off to a slow start in ratings, but has always been conspicuous for the fresh characterizations and its subtle humor. People who disdain television still tune into this Poehler showcase. And it is renewed for the 2013/14 season.
One show the past season featured Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) as a guest on a talk show who found himself forced to take over for the host who is visibly drunk. The answer Swanson gives to one caller is that "Any dog under 50 pounds is a cat, and cats are pointless."

If  humor is a gauge of the health of a society, the United States is doing just fine. 

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