July 14, 2006
Nipsey Russell (1918-2005)
I was flipping stations tonight and passed the Game Show Network, which was showing reruns of Match Game ’74. Nipsey Russell, the so-called “Poet Laureate of Television,” began the show with this poem for prosperity:
To slow down this recession,
and make this economy thrive,
give us our social security now,
we’ll go to work when we’re sixty-five. Continue Reading...