Happy birthday Will Rogers!
November 4, 2005 8:01 AM   Subscribe

Today is Will Rogers' birthday. If you don't know much about him, take a little time today. Some of his quotes are priceless.
posted by Mr T (11 comments total)
For years I got him confused with Roy Rogers and didn't think much of him. I'm glad I finally did some digging and found out who he really was. A pretty fascinating character in my opinion. I wish he were around today.
posted by Mr T at 8:03 AM on November 4, 2005

A fool and his money are soon elected.

thank you. thank you. President Bush and Mayor Bloomberg thank you as well.

[this is good]
posted by shmegegge at 8:17 AM on November 4, 2005

I live just a few miles from the Will Rogers Shrine to the Sun, which is also his resting place.
posted by Balisong at 8:19 AM on November 4, 2005

ER.. not his resting place, but Spencer penrose and his wife...
posted by Balisong at 8:20 AM on November 4, 2005

An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.
Acutally, parsnips - hilarious.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:18 AM on November 4, 2005

Well, all I know is what I read in the papers.
I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat.

They certainly have passed the test of time. Thanks, Mr T.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:30 AM on November 4, 2005

Hey, never heard of this guy before, but these are great. Thanks.
posted by ori at 10:15 AM on November 4, 2005

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.

Boy was he wrong...
posted by sveskemus at 10:23 AM on November 4, 2005

The more things change...

The 1928 Republican Convention opened with a prayer. If the Lord can see His way clear to bless the Republican Party the way it's been carrying on, then the rest of us ought to get it without even asking.
posted by bashos_frog at 11:34 AM on November 4, 2005

You don't see many just plain humorists like this around anymore.
posted by Smedleyman at 12:30 PM on November 4, 2005

Notably absent is Roger's aphorism "I never met a man I didn't like," to which my father once referred by remarking, "Will Rogers never got to meet Richard Nixon."
posted by alumshubby at 12:59 PM on November 4, 2005

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