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The Royko Thread

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

  1. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Zoloft, chistoso. Zoloft.
  2. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I regret having said a single word to encourage DP, and suggest people disengage, but up to you, obviously.
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    You musta missed the part where I said I had some of the books and read them. Slats Grobnik would be so disappointed.

    Well, I'm off to eat 6 hamburgers and drink a dozen beers. Then I'll write a column about it.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Man, that is fantastic shit: Sinatra's letter and Royko's response.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Good for you...
  6. rascalface

    rascalface Member

    Shame on you all for not mentioning his "prix fixe" column yet. The ending of that column still busts me up.
  7. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    My greatest, most infamous moment in high school debate was when, during cross examination, I asked my opponent, "Plato? Isn't he a little out-dated?" (I was a naive 15-year-old).
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Love that.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    "Dated" is not the issue. "Great writing" is the issue. And yes, Mike Royko is a legend in the history of the industry.

    Name one current columnist whose work is comparable to that of Mike Royko. Let me save you the trouble: There is nobody on that level. Period.
  10. Orange Hat Bobcat

    Orange Hat Bobcat Active Member

    Just another why I love this board. Thanks all for the columns, discussion and education.
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Don't forget his solid book column about the Mets.

    Had me rolling.

    For the record, I'm in my mid-20s and read Royko in the 1990's and never once found him dated.
  12. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    Not so, not so Dye. I was reading Royko when I was 8 years old until his death. He was one of the first columnists I ever read. Even at my age as a grade schooler, I understood what he wrote and I was always in tears laughing because it was so damn funny and good. I miss Mike, Slats, and Dr. I.M. Kooky.
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