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Friday, September 12th, 2008
6:08 pm - Doo-dad after Dot

If one thing were to be stricken from nature, what could you stand to see go?

To remove the N from Nature would simply not be smart.
And Ature sounds so common - I just don't have the heart.
what fresh hell is this...Collapse )

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Sunday, November 12th, 2006
10:40 am - Let's get back into the swing of things....

My favorite Dorothy Parkerism: the definition of horticulture...now we all know this one. You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think.

I think of that whenever I'm feeling a little down and it always makes me smile.

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
2:23 am - Oh, that's right!

Oh wow, recent post reminded that I need to post the pictures of the Algonquin I took this past summer in New Yark... I'll do that ASAP, am currently waist deep in projects and schoolwork, sloshing through said workload on a razorwire of sleep. Speaking of which, to bed I go...
I could use some tea...

(You know an LJ community is slowing down when you can scroll down half a page and see your first post. Where *is* everyone? Let's have some witty banter or something! Come on, who's game?)

current mood: Chipper (not the wood kind)

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4:37 am - The Algonquin Hotel brings back High Tea

The mural survived and now the hotel is bringing tea time back to New York.

The New York Press article is here.

Seems like a capital opportunity to bring a copy of The Last Tea and have a nice read hmm?

current mood: happy

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Monday, May 23rd, 2005
4:53 pm

so i just started a new community: http://www.livejournal.com/community/adcriticism. it'd be cool if people joined it and wrote about the ads that they disliked, or even liked, or whatever. i feel like this is not entirely unrelated to the alogonquin round table -- i feel like its the sort of activity they might have enjoyed. so yeah. awesome.

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Friday, April 29th, 2005
2:02 am
lavender_silk well, this is my first posting here... be kind. If it were possible to move back in time this is the place I should choose, 1920's New York sitting at the round table discussing nothing and everything at the same time. Expanding my vocabulary, enriching my mind with wit and satire, getting drunk, and leaving with a beautiful man that I could never know. What a gift imagination is.

current mood: contemplative

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2005
3:42 pm - Looking to trade books by or about Thurber


People Have More Fun Than Anybody
Fables For Our Time
Thurber: A Biography (Burton Bernstein)


Men, Women, and Dogs
The Great Quillow
The Wonderful O
92 Stories
Collecting Himself: James Thurber on Writing and Writers, Humor and
Thurber Letters: The Wit, Wisdom, and Surprising Life of James
Thurber (Harrison Kinney and Rosemary Thurber)
Thurber's Dogs: A Collection of the Master's Dogs, Written and Drawn,
Real and Imaginary, Living and Long Ago
Thurber and Company
James Thurber: Writings & Drawings (Garrison Keillor)
James Thurber: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (Sara Eleanora
James Thurber: (Robert Emmet Long)
James Thurber: A Bibliography
The Works of James Thurber: Complete and Unabridged
Thurber's Dogs-Peter Schickele: Voice from the Gallery (Janet

If you have any of the books I'm looking for, and if you are
interested in any of the books I have to trade, please reply to this
posting. We can do a swap. I'm happy to media mail you the books I
have if you will do the same! I'm working on my thesis pertaining to
Thurber, and I've been collecting books about him for a while now.
In fact, I've collected a few twice! Some, though, I've not been
able to collect at all. If we could help one another out to mutual
benefit, that would be wonderful!

Mary Jo

current mood: hopeful

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Monday, November 29th, 2004
7:35 pm

Preface: this is my first post here.

It is great that someone thought to create such a community. I've read my weight in Thurber, but sadly, not too much else table-wise. maybe i'll start to branch out -- a mission in reading if you will. does anyone have any suggestions about where I should begin?

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Wednesday, September 15th, 2004
10:39 pm - An Introduction

Greetings! I've just recently joined as well. Most of what I know about the Algonquin comes from Harpo Marx's pseudoautobiography "Harpo Speaks!" so please humour me if my knowledge revolves mostly around him and Alexander Woolcott... and croquet... ^_-
Which, by the way, is an excellent book. I'd recommend it to anyone.

current mood: happy

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Sunday, July 4th, 2004
11:59 pm

greetings, I am Sascha and I am delighted to find this community. Does anyone think there could be another literary circle as clever, elegant, and celebrated as the round table in our lifetime? I mean, I wish our generation had its own version. Is there still a thriving intellectual life in new york & if not do you suppose it could be revived by a new group of young personalities/scholars? I just refuse to accept that it is all over!

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2004
8:23 am

thought some of you may be interested...
Mural May Be History

current mood: awake

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Saturday, January 3rd, 2004
10:40 am

I adore Dorothy Parker's words. Here is a very good link to read her poetry.


Note: It looks perverted I know, but I swear it's not.

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Saturday, December 27th, 2003
4:13 pm

I bought the book Lanterns and Lances by James Thurber at a yard sale a few weeks ago. Has anyboody read it or know anything about it?

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Monday, December 1st, 2003
10:03 am - thurber post

anybody want to see my pet department tribute?

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2003
7:32 am - Something Special on the Plate

Good link here...


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Tuesday, November 18th, 2003
4:37 am - I Never Knew

Robert Benchley And The Knights Of The Algonquin

One of the leading lights of the Algonquin Round Table, writer and humorist Robert Benchley, is featured in a selection of the short films he made for the Fox and Paramount studios. Included are "The Treasurer's Report" (1928), "The Sex Life of a Polyp" (1928), "The Trouble with Husbands" (1940), "The Witness" (1941), "Crime Control" (1941) and "The Man's Angle" (1942), along with Alexander Woollcott in "Mr. W's Little Game" (1934), and Donald Ogden Stewart in "Humorous Flights" (1929) and "Traffic Regulations" (1929). 86 min.
Category: Comedy
Cast: Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott
Was $24.99 $23.74 VHS #536299


current mood: happy

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Wednesday, October 15th, 2003
11:36 am - h'llo

its national grouch day... celebrate!
....or not. like i care?

current mood: grumpy

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2003
3:24 am - Lions and Tigers and Chad, Oh My!

I wonder what other tablers would have run for governor in their state?

Certainly not Condé Nast.

current mood: amused

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Sunday, September 14th, 2003
1:49 pm - Profound.

I just love these snippitsCollapse ) of Round Table conversation from Harpo's autobiography, Harpo Speaks!.

current mood: bored

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Saturday, September 13th, 2003
3:30 pm - introduction

hi. this is my first post to this community, although i have posted comments to discussions that i realised (too late) were 2 years old. some of you are going to get emails and say "what the...?"
i'm a writer and a HUGE dorothy parker fan and i'm basically happy to be part of this community.
i have a question: has anyone seen/read 'ladies in the corridor?' i've heard so many good things about it but i can't find it anywhere.

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