Wednesday, February 20, 2008

...capacity to soothe and tickle the midriff

Mencken said it.
Has the art of politics no apparent utility? Does it appear to be
unqualifiedly ratty, raffish, sordid, obscene, and low down, and its salient
virtuosi a gang of unmitigated scoundrels? Then let us not forget its high
capacity to soothe and tickle the midriff, its incomparable services as a maker
of entertainment.


Jib said...

Is that like a thrill going up one's leg?

capper said...

I think perhaps Grumps was thinking of this.