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Old 01-05-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Putnam, G. P., (ed.): Nonsenseorship. v1, 5 Jan 2008

Published in 1922, is a collection of essays, poems, and "sundry observations concerning Prohibitions, Inhibitions and Illegalities."
Prohibiton and censorship of literature and films are skewered with a dash of humor.

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I hope they're satisfied.
They can prove that the Johnstown flood,
And the blizzard of 1888,
And the destruction of Pompeii
Were all due to alcohol.
They have it figured out
That anyone who would give a gin daisy a friendly look
Is just wasting time out of jail.
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Contents:
We Have With Us Today.
G. P. P.
Evolution-Another of Those Outlines.
GEORGE S. CHAPPELL
Nonsenseorship.
HEYWOOD BROUN
Literature and the Bastinado.
BEN HECHT
The Woman's Place.
RUTH HALE
Owed to Volstead.
WALLACE IRWIN
The Censorship of Thought.
ROBERT KEABLE
The Uninhibited Flapper.
HELEN BULLITT LOWRY
The Wowzer in the South Seas.
FREDERICK O'BRIEN
Reformers: A Hymn of Hate.
DOROTHY PARKER
Prohibition.
FRANK SWINNERTON
A Guess at Unwritten History.
H. M. TOMLINSON
In Vino Demi-Tasse.
CHARLES HANSON TOWNE
Bootleg.
JOHN V. A. WEAVER
And the Playwright.
ALEXANDER WOOLLCOTT
The Oracle That Always Says "No".
THE AUTHOR OF "THE MIRRORS OF WASHINGTON"
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