Monday, December 5, 2016

Quote of the Day (Johnny Carson, Imagining 7-Year-Old William F. Buckley Writing Santa)

“December 1932: Dear Mr. Claus, I don't believe I would be disingenuous or resorting to tergiversation if l maintained that I have been a paradigm of meritorious behavior in the past year. I do not wish to expatiate on this entreaty ad nauseam, but I remain sanguine about your decision to accede to my request.—Admiringly, William Buckley.”—Johnny Carson, channeling a certain polysyllabic conservative pundit (pictured) and other future celebrities in “Recently Discovered Childhood Letters to Santa,” in Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing from The New Yorker, edited by David Remnick and Henry Finder (2008)

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