June 1, 2023

Curmudgeon Corner


cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown]
1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man.
2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

This month’s subject: TRAVELING

“There are two kinds of travel in the United States, first class and third world.” Bobby Slayton

“A hundred years ago, it could take you the better part of a year to get from new York to California; whereas today , because of equipment problems, at O’Hare, you can’t get there at all.” Dave Barry

“Airline insurance replaces the fear of death with the comforting prospect of cash.” Cecil Beaton

“I like terra firma – the more firma, the less terra.” George S. Kaufman

“Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.”
Alexander Chase

“A luxury liner is really just a bad play surrounded by water.” Clive James

“Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.”
Charles Kuralt

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