A sarcastic twist from James Thurber

There is a classic poem that everyone knows by heart:

Early to bed,

Early to rise,

Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

It was originally written by Benjamin Franklin.  James Thurber, an American writer, twisted this poem into the following:

Early to rise,

Early to bed,

Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead.

It is not a very complimentary edition, but it is true nonetheless. 😉  I will publish my second article in the series about E.B. White’s novels today on the Examiner…that will make it my 36th article! 

Natalie Gorna

One thought on “A sarcastic twist from James Thurber

  1. johnnyandroger March 25, 2010 / 15:13

    Natalie, this travesty(?) is just genius. Thank you a lot for sharing! 🙂


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