Monthly Archives: March 2011

Teddy Brewster

Reverend Harper: Have you ever tried to persuade him that he wasn’t Teddy Roosevelt?
Abby Brewster: Oh, no.
Martha Brewster: Oh, he’s so happy being Teddy Roosevelt.
Abby Brewster: Oh… Do you remember, Martha, once, a long time ago, we thought if he’d be George Washington, it might be a change for him, and we suggested it.
Martha Brewster: And do you know what happened? He just stayed under his bed for days and wouldn’t be anybody.
~ Arsenic & Old Lace (1944)

Image: TCM

Eminently hummable

The time has come, the fight is on,
We’ve picked the man to run
For President, Ohio sent
Her noble worthy son,
The man we need, the man to lead
Our strong and mighty craft
Through storm at sea to victory,
It’s William Howard Taft.

Oh, get on a raft with Taft, boys,
Get on the winning boat,
The man worthwhile with the friendly smile
Will get the honest vote.
He’ll save the country sure, boys,
From Bryan, Hearst, and graft,
So all join in, we’re sure to win,
Get on a raft with Taft.

Listen to it here.

Portland (Ore.) Ducks, 1929

~ Via Uni Watch