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"Rule 100: Cleanse not your teeth with the tablecloth."
March 23, 2012 8:16 AM   Subscribe

By George by Maira Kalman [NYTimes.com]

Maira Kalman: [Previously] [Previously] [Previously] [Previously]
posted by Fizz (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
FYI, if you're in DC tomorrow, Maira Kalman will be speaking at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
posted by Taken Outtacontext at 8:19 AM on March 23, 2012


i like more lincoln than washington
posted by johnstendicom at 9:13 AM on March 23, 2012


CHARLIE
What are you reading?

BARTLET
Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation by George Washington.

CHARLIE
The George Washington?

BARTLET
The rules were drawn from an English translation of a French book of maxims. Washington copied them down when he was 14 years old. [reads] "When you sit down, keep your feet firm and even, without putting one on the other or crossing them. Put not off your clothes in the presence of others, nor go out of your chamber half-dressed." What a tightassed little priss he must've been.

CHARLIE
Yes, sir.
posted by Rangeboy at 11:15 AM on March 23, 2012


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