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The Royko Thread

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 21, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Drunkeness taking away from Hem's writing?

    Isn't it pretty to think so? ::)
  2. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    This is like arguing with the Bush Administration.
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    You think comparing Hemingway and Royko is apples and oranges?

    Where do you think Hemingway developed his style, the one that revolutionized modern English?

    (Pssst. Whitlock! You better be on this one.)
  4. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    I have an answer, but I doubt it's the one you seek.

    So astonish me.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    The Kansas City Star.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

  7. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    If simply having a style sheet were all it took to be a great writer, everyone would be one.

    Hemingway spent years with other authors outside the United States.

    Royko drank at a dingy bar.

    Advantage: Ernest.
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    What's wrong with dingy bars?
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    FYI: In high school, in Oak Park, IL, Hemingway was a slavish imitator of Ring Lardner's style . . . think he even used "Ring Lardner Jr."
    as his nom de plume . . .
  10. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    And then he went on to write classic novels.

    Royko has compilations of columns, available in the gift shop for $3.95 on your way out.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Hemingway wrote the screenplay for MASH? Hadn't he been dead for 10 years? :eek:
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    A passage from one of my favorite Royko columns on John Riggins

    Whom Can an Old Sport Look Up To ?

    After quenching his thirst several times over the evening, Riggins apparrently observed that Justice O'connor was either shy or reserved and did not appear as festave as the the others were.

    Now some people are so self centered that if they are in the company of somebody shy or reserved the do nothing to draw them out. They just let the person sit there and miss all the fun

    But Riggins did the correct thing. He tried to draw Justice O'connor into the merriment He is quoted as saying "hey Sandy baby lossen up. You're too tight".

    A little later when speeches were being made Riggins became Drowsy. Thats natural when political speeches are being made.

    So Riggins flopped his head down on the table and went to sleep.

    Royko on Steve Garvey - "I'm sure he is a nice fellow. but if an ordinary person talked like Steve Garvey, everybody would get up and move to the other end of the bar."
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