Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Charlie and Edgar

O, what a subtil art it is,
To stick one’s hand into a wooden block,
And make it talk.

Who is more remembered? Who more loved?

Is it the ventriloquist? Or the dummy?

Bergen? Or Charlie McCarthy?

Winchell? Or Jerry Mahoney?

My money’s on the block of wood.
The guy who moveth not his mouth?

He’s not so good.

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