Posted on December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner
James Thurber was born on this day in 1894. Thurber wrote primary short stories and drew cartoonists and is celebrated as one of the great humorists of the 20th century. He worked as a reporter and later for the State Department before joining the staff of The New Yorker in 1927 at the urging of his friend, E.B. White. The annual Thurber Prize was created in 1997 to honor outstanding examples of American humor.
“In terms of adaptability, humans are pretty amazingly useless.” ― Bill Bryson (b. 1951).
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