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#1

BA> Will Rogers never met a lawyer.
BA> Bobert

G’day; who is/was he? Please excuse a Kiwi/ex-Pom’s higgerence

John Burgess @John_Burgess2


#2

Hi John, Will Rogers was an American satirist in the 1920s &30’s.
He was like the court jester, criticizing the President and the
government with humor. His act involved him wearing suit and
cowboy hat and twirling a rope while telling jokes about the New
Deal (President Roosevelt’s recovery program). He is still
quoted like Shakespeare. I’ve read two books about him.
Jim alpine@hay.net


#3

Hi John,

One of will’s most famous quotes(and I’m sure the one implied if
the referenced sig line) is: “I never met a man I didn’t like.”

Dave


#4

G’day; who is/was Will Rogers? Please excuse a Kiwi/ex-Pom’s
higgerence

John, the signature line is referring to the quote that “Will
Rogers never met a man he didn’t like,” thus the punch line:

“Will Rogers never met a lawyer.” (rim shot here)

Sharon from Dallas


#5

Hi John, Will Rogers was an American satirist in the 1920s &30’s.
He was like the court jester, criticizing the President and the
government with humor. His act involved him wearing suit and
cowboy hat and twirling a rope while telling jokes about the New
Deal (President Roosevelt’s recovery program). He is still
quoted like Shakespeare. I’ve read two books about him.
Jim alpine@hay.net

Well put, Jim. Also, John, the original quote referred to was
"I never met a man I didn’t like." Nice twist for a sig line
considering the Ward case, hm?

Susan

C Gems

@C_Gems
http://www.pipeline.com/~schenoweth/


#6

John:

I have to jump in here so’s I can ANSWER a question from the
redoubtable John rather than the other way round. Will Rogers
was an American humorist of the 1930’s-40’s. His most famous
quote was “I never met a man I didn’t like,” hence the remark
about lawyers in those posts.

How is the knee shaping up?


#7
   Hi John, Will Rogers was an American satirist in the 1920s
&30's. He was like the court jester, criticizing the President
and the government with humor.  

G’day, Jim and thanks for the explanation - can’t say I heard of
him but sounds like an act I’d enjoy. We had a couple of jokers
called Mc Phail and Gadsby who did the same sort of thing about
our prime ministers and members of the cabinet. Used to be very
funny - and hard hitting, but they changed their act and aren’t
so funny now. Ah me: fings ain’t wot they use ter be, eh? Excuse
me, but could that be our ages showing? Cheers,

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#8

Hi John, Age and experience give license to come up with your own
great one liners. I had a jeweller whom I disagreed with on how
to do a job. My comment to the designer was that “He’ll walk
around the block to go to house next door.” In other words he
needlessly complicated the jobs to show his prowess at the bench.
I gave him a mile rope and he found himself in the middle of
gordian knot without a sharp knife. Jim alpine@hay.net


#9
G'day; who is/was he?  Please excuse a Kiwi/ex-Pom's higgerence

Well, this I AM good for – my only contribution(!) to
orchadeers - Will Rogers has a well known quotation in the US -
“I never met a man I didn’t like!” ergo, the above response from
Bobert - [he] never met a lawyer! There you go or YUGO!


#10

no problem he was a Cherokee aboriginal from oklahoma in the usa
who was renown for his excellent sense of humor and he was later
a politician good common sense