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09-29-2012, 11:32 AM
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RE: A Sandburg Stumper
Sorry Joe. This group is not political (at least not in the classical sense).

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09-29-2012, 11:44 AM
Post: #47
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American Academy of Arts & Letters?

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09-29-2012, 12:11 PM
Post: #48
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You are correct Bill!

From the New Yorker article:

Charles Francis Adams' dislike of the new, if not his vanishing taste for the old, was typical of the early Academy. Carl Sandburg, for instance, made the Institute in 1933 (and the Academy in 1940), but his election took place in the face of strenuous opposition from the Old Guard, led by Secretary [Robert Underwood] Johnson, whom Father Time was beginning to take care of. (Johnson died in 1937.) "As for the Institute dinner, the election of Carl Sandburg ought to have been recorded in the Goncourt Journal," Van Wyck Brooks wrote to Lewis Mumford in 1933. "You should have heard poor old Mr. Johnson rising to read aloud a poem of Sandburg's on shaving in a Pullman car, to show that the election of such a man would represent the ruin of the ancient faith. It was a great scene."

Good job Bill. You win a membership in the Academy, provided you can get Sandburg to vote you in.

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09-29-2012, 12:37 PM
Post: #49
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Thanks Rob, I assume I can start to wear my decoder ring again!

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09-29-2012, 12:42 PM
Post: #50
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
For the time being....Smile

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10-03-2012, 07:14 PM
Post: #51
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There are three possible answers to this question. To be correct, all three must be given.

What did Carl Sandburg never get.

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10-03-2012, 09:11 PM
Post: #52
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1) to see the first moon landing.
2) to see a President resign from office.
3) to see the end of the Vietnam War.

Rob: the question is too hard!

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10-03-2012, 09:13 PM
Post: #53
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Bill,

How about this? What did Carl Sandburg never receive?

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10-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Post: #54
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A Grammy for his recordings of songs? No, that's not three-back to the drawing board. I really need my decoder ring now!

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10-03-2012, 09:24 PM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2012 09:30 PM by Gene C.)
Post: #55
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What did Carl Sandburg never get...receive

1) The Blue Ribbon for winning best goat at the state fair
2) A Ford named after him (drive the new Ford Sandburg)
3) The chance to record an album with Joan Baez

That was easy!

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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10-03-2012, 09:29 PM (This post was last modified: 10-03-2012 09:29 PM by Rob Wick.)
Post: #56
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Actually Bill, in 1959, Sandburg was awarded a Grammy Award for "Best spoken performance - documentary" for his 1958 narration of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait performed byAndré Kostelanetz and the New York Philharmonic.

Gene...not even close. Rolleyes

You guys are thinking too hard about this.

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10-03-2012, 10:28 PM
Post: #57
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Social Security? A retirement pension? Money from one of his writings?

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10-03-2012, 11:13 PM
Post: #58
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Sorry Bill.

First clue:
In the order I'm thinking of these the following apply

1. 85.2 percent of Americans get this
2. 22 percent of Americans get this
3. Only one person in the world at one time gets this.

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10-04-2012, 07:55 AM
Post: #59
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Here are my wild guesses:

Social Security benefits
?????
Pulitzer Prize
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10-04-2012, 08:11 AM
Post: #60
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Sorry Laurie.

Clue #2.

The first two he would have received in Galesburg. The third, I'm not saying as it would give it away.

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