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She said what?! : quoted from Dorothy Parker

‘She said what?!’

a new item to meappropriatestyle

featuring statements from outspoken women:

opinions, outlooks, observations

which they were more than willing to share.

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A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death.  Robert Benchley

Robert Charles Benchley… 85 more words


Finding My Tribe

When I tiptoed into blogging, with my heart in my throat, I had no idea what was about to happen. Let me explain.

All my life, I’ve been a few beats off from the norm. 310 more words

Random Ruminations

Brackett on Wilder

Anthony Slide edited together from dozens of diaries the writings of screenwriter Charles Brackett on his collaboration with Billy Wilder into “It’s the Pictures That Got Small” Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood’s Golden Age” edited by Anthony Slide, $34.95 cloth. 34 more words


November 21, 1945: Humor He Wrote

American humorist Robert Benchley died on November 21, 1945, (born 1889) after a writing career that took him from the Harvard Lampoon to Vanity Fair… 324 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

When I'm Boring

I’m convinced that, deep inside, everybody thinks they are the wittiest conversationalist since Dorothy Parker held forth at the Algonquin Round Table.  They think their jokes are hilarious, their stories are riveting, and their lives are and should be the source of endless fascination.  328 more words


A Telephone Call by Dorothy Parker

I didn’t know much about Dorothy Parker until I watched Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle a couple of years back and fell in love with Jennifer Jason Leigh’s performance and the amazing life of Dorothy Parker, with whom I strongly empathized. 302 more words