Gelett Burgess

The Regrettable Purple Cow

“I never saw a purple cow I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I’d rather see than be one!”  Gelett Burgess. Gelett Burgess would come … Continue Reading →


Egg Puzzle

Columbus, Disney, Eisenhower and Eggs. No Problem!

“If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.”  Dwight Eisenhower. Ike was no stranger to big problems that seemed insoluble. As America’s chief Nazi-buster, he led the campaigns in North … Continue Reading →


Drive Friendly Texas Safety Slogan

Drive Friendly and Discover Something More

“Drive Friendly.” Texas Safety Slogan. In the not too distant past, when driving down a Texas back road, oncoming drivers were likely to raise the index finger of their driving … Continue Reading →


Theodore Hook

4,000 Visitors, 2,500 Tarts and an Archbishop Too!

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Theodore Hook. It was a little after nine in the morning when Mrs. Tottenham, of 54 Berners Street, heard … Continue Reading →


Emile Coue

Cure Yourself the Coué Way

“Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” Émile Coué. Ok—cynics will immediately dismiss Coué’s “autosuggestion” as just so much latent-hippie, New Age, Kumbaya, group-hug bunk. And … Continue Reading →