Bob Elliott and R ay Goulding
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WEBSTER: Hello, this is Webley L. Webster welcoming you to educational Wisdom of the Ages. We have with us a panel of distinguished scholars who are going to use their wisdom, their sapiens and profunditers to give you, the listeners, something to ponder over. First guest on my right is Roland C. Drob, the Dean of Wisdom at the Druckel School of Agriculture.
DROB: How do you do?
WEBSTER: Sir, you don't have to smile perpetually. This is radio. And Fionia Flavin, whose current book of poems, Rhymes on My Hands, is a glut on the market.
FIONIA (Interrupting): It is not a glut on the market. The note says that it was "put" on the market.
WEBSTER: I'm sorry. Our last guest is Stock Vanderhoogen, who used to study Sigmund Freud.
STOCK: No, I used to study Hans Christian Andersen.
WEBSTER: Well, I knew it was one of those foreigners. Panel, it is time to philosophize, and I should like first to look at Stock Vanderhoogen.
STOCK: Who is he looking at?
WEBSTER: Stock Vanderhoogen!
STOCK: Well, I believe it was Confucius who once said, "Water can both sustain and engulf a ship."
FIONIA: I think Samuel Johnson said, "Nobody is always wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."
DROB: I always admired William Shakespeare for saying, "There is small choice in rotten apples."
WEBSTER: I would like to add a point here. The poet George Burns once said, "Water can both sustain and engulf a ship."
STOCK: What insight the poet Shelley Winters had when he said, "Never argue with a doctor, he has inside information."
FIONIA: A memorable line from Shakespeare As You Like It was