Did you know that…
William Claude Dukenfield was born in 1880. When he was 15, he entered vaudeville with a juggling act where he juggled all sorts of cool things: like hats, cigar boxes, etc. He soon discovered that he could get laughs by adding dialog to his routines. His “mumbling patter and sarcastic asides” soon made him a favorite on Broadway and opened opportunities in Hollywood…but he is best remembered for his throwaway one-liners and quick come-backs. He died in 1946.
So, I guess now would be a good time for some words of wisdom from juggler/comedian/actor W.C. Fields:
“Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.”
…words to live by, don’t ya’ reckon?