Well, actually yesterday was Clerihew Day. A new American Radio History upload from 1955 includes a couple of near-Clerihews.
Like many large stations, KFI in Los Angeles sent out a weekly newsletter with a mix of recipes, articles about local affairs, and jokes and poems submitted by readers. Most of the jokes and poems were good material, superior to the professional “poetry” and “comedy” of today.
ON DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
All this confusion
To push back time,
Now it’s dusk when I dine!
—Margie Corey Curtis
Whether laughter is healthful or not depends on the size of the fellow you’re laughing at. — Marie of Upland
Committees so intelligent,
They choose speakers so eminent,
Presenting speeches eloquent,
Questions asked are so pertinent,
Lunch is loaded with nourishment,
Waists and hips become corpulent!
– ESTHER COX
And here’s an ad you probably won’t see today.
Is uranimum a mother lode?