Nashing of Teeth

Finally sat down and gave a good listen to my most astonishing Christmas present: The Ogden Nash Soundbook – four tapes of the man himself reading his own work. It made me so very happy. Thinking of starting a new bit of doggerel myself…

Are you tired of peace?
Are you tired of sitting around in harmony with your fellow man, watching the length of your days increase?
Would you thrill to even the imaginary shedding of blood?
The cartoonish clash of the Bunny and Mr. Fudd?
If you are, if you would,
If you think the setting of mother against daughter and father against son and brother against brother is a positive good,
And you need a causus bellum more powderkegish than Burgundy vs. Bordeaux
Walk into a room full of Catholics and ask, “Tridentine or Novus Ordo?”



  1. Anonymous says

    yes indeed or: NFP or no NFP?

  2. AnotherCoward says

    Yeah … NFP or ABC would get a much bigger stir in my parts. Novus Ordo would be lost on most, and Tridentine wouldn’t be taken seriously.

  3. Matthew Lickona says

    Ooh, ooh, next up – rewriting the Jackson 5 hit ABC/123…

  4. Anonymous says

    no, no i meant in MY circle some think NFP IS ABC

  5. Matthew Lickona says

    Circles within circles…

  6. Anonymous says

    smaller and smaller

  7. Anonymous says

    Did you fall asleep listening as I did to those tapes. Good night and good luck!

  8. Anonymous says

    no just riffing on your “blogetry”

  9. My husband LOVES Ogden Nash and would be thrilled, I’m sure, to listen to these tapes. I looked on Amazon and eBay but didn’t see them. Do you know where I might be able to purchase them? Thanks.

  10. Matthew Lickona says

    I rather think it’s out of circulation. Click on the feather above and email me.

  11. Anonymous says

    Mr. Nash is a bit “long in the tooth”. Old ideas that don’t keep in pace with “history in the making”. Does settle minds of simpler times long gone.

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