Friday, October 31, 2008
Thanks Red Star for reminding us about the great Studs Terkel, who died today. Not only did I blubber a bit thinking of the amazing talent this man had for telling the truth, but I blubbered thinking about my late father--who adopted Chicago as his home and liked to cause trouble like Terkel. He loved the man, and maybe now, he finally has someone to pal around with.
Who knows? Maybe they can work together and rig the election, and Nov. 5, we will wake up to the headline "Kucinich Wins."
Here are some Terkel quotes:
"We are the most powerful nation in the world, but we're not the only nation in the world. We are not the only people in the world. We are an important people, the wealthiest, the most powerful and, to a great extent, generous. But we are part of the world."
"We can't make any choices unless we connect the past with the present. The thing that horrifies me is the forgetfulness."
"I'm known around the block as a writer and broadcaster, but also as that old guy who talks to himself."
"We're born eventually to die, of course. But what happens between the time we're born and we die? We're born to live. One is a realist if one hopes."