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Rosagin: "To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life." ~Frank Gelett Burgess

johnwalling: Are You a Bromide? by Gelett Burgess who coined "Blurb"

LinktoEXPERT: If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead ~ Gelett Burgess

LittleShopBC: The Little Father * First Edition Written by Gelett Burgess Illustrated by Richard Egielski Farra

tferriss: “Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.” — Frank Gelett Burgess

_morningfog_: “I wish that my room had a floor! I don’t so much care for a door, But this crawling around Without touching the ground Is getting to be quite a bore!” By Gelett Burgess

PaschalMM: If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead. Gelett Burgess

LACountyLibrary: Librarian Paul from Avalon Library brings you Storytime for Grown Ups! Enjoy works from Gelett Burgess, Samuel Pepys, and Oscar Wilde:

LittleShopBC: Happy Father's Day! The Little Father * First Edition * Gelett Burgess * Richard Egielski * Farrar Strauss Giroux * 1985 * Vintage Kids Book

StoriesSandman: New story up. This one is all about the impoliteness of children and how to be polite. Goops by Gelett Burgess, the man who coined the word "Blurb"

GaryLoper: Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful ~ Frank Gelett Burgess

Emdashes: The writer of the "I never saw a purple cow" poem, Gelett Burgess, later wrote this. Also he coined the word "blurb"! Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow"— I'm Sorry, now, I wrote it; But I can tell you Anyhow I'll Kill you if you Quote it!

SquarePeg61: Obviously, this came fout well after the passing of Gelett Burgess.

giggleverse: Today's funny poem for kids: "My Feet They Haul Me Round the House" by Gelett Burgess

Luiz_ars: I wish that my Room had a Floor! I don’t so much care for a Door, But this crawling around Without touching the Ground Is getting to be quite a Bore! From The Lark Almanack, 1899, by Gelett Burgess.

wikivictorian: Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in Montmartre studio with his African sculpture collection. Photographed by Franck Gelett Burgess, 1908.

kayray: Poem of the Day number forty-four: The Purple Cow, by Gelett Burgess

Tafri_Greg: If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead. - Gelett Burgess

TimothyFMorgan1: "If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion, or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead." Gelett Burgess

DJax51: An Experion ad campaign features pro wrestler/actor John Cena...& purple cow(s). For the book by Seth Godin, see Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable "Purple Cow" is a short nonsense poem by American writer Gelett Burgess, 1st published in 1895.

LinktoEXPERT: If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead ~ Gelett Burgess

JulieCorsaro: Do poetry friends have the answer? Was the World Book wrong? Did I misunderstand? It appears the actual author was Gelett Burgess. In any case, the verse stuck:

quantick: Some time later, after all the fuss had died down, Gelett Burgess wrote a sequel, called CONFESSION: AND A PORTRAIT TOO, UPON A BACKGROUND THAT I RUE.

quantick: CONFESSION: AND A PORTRAIT TOO, UPON A BACKGROUND THAT I RUE by Gelett Burgess Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow"— I'm Sorry, now, I wrote it; But I can tell you Anyhow I'll Kill you if you Quote it!

quantick: THE PURPLE COW by Gelett Burgess I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one

DJax51: Wrestler/actor John Cena is doing Experian ads that feature him and 'talking purple cows'. nb-In 1895, Gelett Burgess wrote the famous/infamous poem "The Purple Cow". I never saw a purple cow I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one!

choptopmoseley: The Goops they lick their fingers; The Goops they lick their knives; They spill their broth on the tablecloth- Oh, they lead disgusting lives! The Goops they talk while eating, And loud and fast they chew; And that is why I'm glad that I Am not a Goop-are you? -Gelett Burgess

paulreiners: "The Purple Cow" by Gelett Burgess I never saw a purple cow I never hope to see one But I can tell you anyhow I'd rather see than be one

DonaldH11469395: “ Most women have all other women as adversaries; most men have all other men as their allies.” - Frank Gelett Burgess [ 1866- 1951 ]

The_Main_Fugo: "The fear of women is the beginning of Knowledge." ---Gelett Burgess--

LiteraryRob: But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one! On the birth of humorist Gelett Burgess, January 30, 1860, his famous poem about a purple cow and the lesser-known sequel in which he threatened to murder his readers --

wordnik: Happy Birthday to Gelett Burgess, author of "The Purple Cow: Reflections on a Mythic Beast Who's Quite Remarkable, at Least": "I never saw a purple cow I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one!"

NORTHTRENTON: And Happy Birthday to Gelett Burgess (d. 1951), Anton Hansen Tammsaare (d. 1940), Franklin D. Roosevelt (d. 1945), Peeter Suda (d. 1920), Jaishankar Prasad (d. 1937), Bruno Kastner (d. 1932) and Max Theiler (d. 1972).

crankyuncle2: Born OTD 1866 Gelett Burgess, American humorist & author (The Purple Cow), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1951) Author of my favorite poem

BookPeopleRVA: It's the Birthday of Gelett Burgess.

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to writer and poet Gelett Burgess (January 30, 1866), author of the Goops children’s book series et al.

JulieHowlin: On his birthday, 10 quotes from Frank Gelett Burgess

wordnik: Happy birthday to Gelett Burgess, coiner of the word 'blurb', born this day in 1866. Enjoy this list of other bookish words!

TanyaSingh_10: "If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead." - Gelett Burgess

wikishoutouts: Shout out to the Goops worldwide: the brand of waterproof seam-sealer, and the 1900 book series by Gelett Burgess.

gobalax: Goops and How to Be Them | Frank Gelett Burgess | Poetry | Audiobook full unabridged | English

iamtimjonesllc: “Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies” -Frank Gelett Burgess

laetitiakriel: I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one, But I can tell you anyhow, I'd rather see than be one - Gelett Burgess

FredTweetzsche: I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one. -Gelett Burgess (1895)

LinktoEXPERT: If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead ~ Gelett Burgess

leslie_what: The Gops they talk while eating, and loud and fast they chew. and that is why I'm glad that I am not a Gop, are you? - Gelett Burgess -The GOP/Goops

ReasonVsFear: I've never seen a purple bird I never hope to see one. But I can tell you, on my word ...oh wait - I did too see one! ;) With apologies to Gelett Burgess Purple Gallinule

poetry4kids: For the fun of it, I just posted an assortment of short, funny poems by Gelett Burgess from his classic book, "The Purple Cow."

poetry4kids: "You learn something every day" as long as you are curious. Today I learned that the word "blurb" was coined by Gelett Burgess, the author of the poem "The Purple Cow."

Ze_Alem: My Feet they haul me Round the House, They Hoist me up the Stairs; I only have to Steer them, and They Ride me Everywheres! ~ - Gelett Burgess Shared Via English Poems Android App.

KlausClodt: There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lie happiness. - Gelett Burgess

annsterix: I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one. - Gelett Burgess

quantick: I never saw a purple cow. I never hope to see one. But I can tell you anyhow I'd rather see than be one! - Gelett Burgess

quantick: Ah yes, I wrote The Purple Cow. I'm sorry now I wrote it. But I can tell you anyhow - I'll kill you if you quote it! - Gelett Burgess

c_r_dudley: "Nonsense is the fourth dimension of literature" ~ Gelett Burgess

WeirdlandTales: From The Lark Almanack, 1899, by Gelett Burgess.

goodsitebadsite: Gelett Burgess quotes and quotations

gobalax: Goop Directory (version 2) | Frank Gelett Burgess | Children's Fiction | Talking Book | English

ReadusOrg: We are men, not mice; why should our coats be all of the same fashionable hue and of the same length of tail? — Frank Gelett Burgess, Romance Of The Commonplace

BretMcBret: "Blurb: a stupid word for a stupid thing. It originated with Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), who gave the name Miss Blinda Blurb to the voluptuous blonde he drew in 1906 to illustrate his comic booklet Are You a...

motivazer: Imagination is like a lofty building reared to meet the sky - fancy is a balloon that soars at the wind's will - Frank Gelett Burgess

GaryLoper: Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful ~ Frank Gelett Burgess

PetloverHermine: 17Sept/1951: Artist, author, poet & humorist Gelett Burgess dies Carmel, California at age 85

MacCocktail: "To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life." ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

MacCocktail: "To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life." ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

MacCocktail: "To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life." ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

MacCocktail: "Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies." ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

MacCocktail: "I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one!" ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

MacCocktail: "If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead." ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

HostaDaylily: On Digital Extremities A Poem, and a Gem is It! I'd rather have Fingers than Toes; I'd rather have Ears than a Nose; And as for my Hair, I'm Glad it's All There; I'll be Awfully Sad when it Goes! Gelett Burgess 1901

drummercc: If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead. ~ Gelett Burgess

PoetryAlive: I never saw a purple cow. I never hope to see one. But I can tell you anyhow I'd rather see than be one. ― Gelett Burgess

QuteBot: I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one: But I can tell you, anyhow I'd rather see than be one. (Gelett Burgess)

LinktoEXPERT: If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead ~ Gelett Burgess

Lenin25752531: "If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse, you may be dead." Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)

lamppoet: "If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead." ~~Gelett Burgess

KarenBabis: I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one, But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one! -Gelett Burgess

XwhosCom: Gelett Burgess (Artist) Born: Boston, Massachusetts, United States Date of birth: 1866-01-30

froonium: I now have seen an orange-skinned rat I never hoped to see one But here's my proclamation that I'd rather see than be one. . (Apologies to Gelett Burgess)

brianjayjones: Ever wonder where the term “blurb” comes from? Here you go: while self-promoting his 1907 book ARE YOU A BROMIDE? writer/artist Gelett Burgess created an obviously fake ad in which his book was effusively praised by “Miss Belinda Blurb,” caught in "the act of blurbing."

IHCINIK: GOOP TALES ALPHABETICALLY TOLD | GELETT BURGESS

AHAAamericanart: Image: Gelett Burgess, “War-Song of the Liverbone Goops,” Harper’s Magazine, April 1906 7/7

quodid: “Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.” —Frank Gelett Burgess

valeriecheers11: The feat of women is the beginning of knowledge. - Gelett Burgess

NeedsARibbon: I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one. Poem by Gelett Burgess in 1895. First thing I though of when I saw this stamp set called Over the Moon.…

marseelee: If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead. - Gelett Burgess

sunflowerarts: “There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lies happiness.” -Gelett Burgess

kgjmoment: Etymology of blurb In 1906/1907 American Booksellers Association banquet, Gelett Burgess hands out copies of his new book Are You A Bromide? Book jacket features a photo of a woman - Miss Belinda Blurb - & a new role: blurbing, thus coining the promotional text on a book-jacket.

ZBooksTX: And now you know: In 1906, at the 1907 American Booksellers Association banquet, Gelett Burgess hands out copies of his new book Are You A Bromide? The book jacket features a photo of Miss Belinda Blurb, thus coining the promotional text on a book jacket.

Axxman300: TODAY: In 1906, at the 1907 American Booksellers Association banquet, Gelett Burgess hands out copies of his new book Are You A Bromide? The book jacket features a photo of a woman—Miss Belinda Blurb coining the promotional text on a book-jacket.

JackSussek: TODAY: In 1906, at the 1907 American Booksellers Association banquet, Gelett Burgess hands out copies of his new book Are You A Bromide? The book jacket features a photo of a woman—Miss Belinda Blurb—and a new role: blurbing, thus coining the promotional text on a book-jacket.

kmpublisher: Gelett Burgess's complete works in one ebook (9-in-1): Children’s Books, Amazon:

Marc_Leibowitz: Georges Braque, 1908, photograph published in Gelett Burgess, The Wild Men of Paris, Architectural Record, May 1910

PoetryAlive: I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one. — Gelett Burgess

freefaler: “Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.” by Frank Gelett Burgess

batt_allen: A bald eagle nest with eaglets looms high above the cattle, none of which are purple. Frank Gelett Burgess wrote: “I never saw a purple cow. I never hope to see one. But I can tell you anyhow. I'd rather see than be one.”

TashaJacksTweet: “Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.” — Frank Gelett Burgess

Eljefe611: “Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.” - Frank Gelett Burgess

cruis2baltimore: 1909 Blue Goops and Red Manual Polite Deportment Manners Children Gelett Burgess

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