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.

August 7, 2016

August 7, 1942

Garrison Keillor (August 7, 1942) has ended his weekly radio show after almost 40 years, long after his album "Songs of the Cat," was released in 1991. I wonder how many fans understand his comedy sketches were not exaggerations. People from the area of course get this. Take the word of Ruth Harrison, the reference librarian.

The man Time Magazine called, in 1985, the "funniest man in America," still is. Although perhaps that is a item of faith, now that the show is over, since the connection for some was always auditory. I feel absolutely no urge to pick up a book with his name on it. It is of some comfort to recall his words this year; someone asked how he could quit, since he was our moral compass. And Garrison Keillor said, "Oh no, you have Paul Krugman."

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