Wednesday, July 5, 2017


I wish I could locate a copy of my all-time favorite cartoon, which I recall seeing in the 1970s.

In the picture, a sow, lying with a farrow of suckling piglets, has a look of disgust on her face as the caption shows her uttering, "P.T. BARNUM WAS RIGHT!"

Today is the birthday anniversary of P.T. Barnum, who was born in 1810.  Phineas Taylor Barnum was not only the co-founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus, which is shutting down this year, but was also a brilliant businessman, creative showman, and also a politician, but he is most remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes. 

Along with his most famous quote, he also said:

 "Every cloud has a silver lining."
 "The noblest art is that of making others happy."
"Without promotion, something terrible happens...nothing!"
 "Money is, in some respects, life's fire;  it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master."

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