[Ads-l] irwin Cory 1960 repo convention

paul johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Tue Aug 23 17:08:33 UTC 2016

Cory was performing at a nite club (Mr Kelly's I think) during the 
convention, at that time Bughouse Square was still active as a debate 
forum In showed up one evening and proceeded somewhat like this.

"Mr Speaker, fellow delegates, our listening audience here in this 
magnificent hall and all Americans listening at home.  The Commonwealth 
of Virginia, the mother of 8 presidents , the oldest state of the 
original 14 colonies, the home of Patrick Henry, the capitol of the 
confederate states of America  The Old Dominion, the home of Robert E 
Lee, the builder of Battleships with 22 electoral votes,...yields!"

I'm not doing him justice, it was a brilliant performance totally ad lib 
and done on a street corner!

On 8/23/2016 9:09 AM, Baker, John wrote:
> Professor Irwin Corey was born in 1914 and is 102.  That's what Wilson meant to say, I'm sure.
> John Baker
> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Wilson Gray
> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:09 AM
> Subject: Punning band-name + anecdote
> Trivia: Wilson died in 1998 at the age of 64, but Corey is still alive,
> today, at the age of 114.

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.

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