The “Little Flower,” Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, was faced with a newspaper delivery strike that lasted 17 days. He didn’t call the national guard, but took to the radio.
On July 1, La Guardia was scheduled for his regular Sunday broadcast of Talk to the People, a weekly radio show he held on WNYC. At one point in the show, he encouraged his listeners to gather their children around the radio, and commenced to reading that day’s “Dick Tracy” comic from the Sunday Daily News. With obvious relish, the mayor described the action in the panels, impersonated the voices of various characters, and reminded listeners of the plot that had led up to that moment. At the end of each strip, he would explicate the moral of that week’s adventure to his young listeners.
I’ve written two posts this morning, but reflected upon the weekend’s news, the federal government shutdown, and the one word that permeates almost every editorial and op-ed over the weekend and for the past couple years. I’ve decided that instead of posting what I’ve already written, we would do better to find something to bring a smile to our faces than to wallow in the constant stream of misery.
Anybody got a good joke, a funny story, something that has nothing to do with Trump but will get a chuckle? We need a break from the idiocy and could use a laugh. Have at it. I know I could use it.