Sources: Although I won’t give their URLs here, you can find the websites where my post was reproduced by typing in last week’s headline to Google. By now, the piece has even made its way to the Theater Safety Blog on Blogspot.com. And Franklin P. Adams’ poem “Frequently” appears in An Encyclopedia of Modern American Humor edited by Bennett Cerf (Doubleday, 1954), which in turn reprinted it from his anthology The Melancholy Lute (Viking, 1936). There now.
An Apology (added Aug. 28): After I posted the above blog, I received an email from a staff member at www.pddnet.com, the "nameless" site I referred to. He said I had given him permission to copy my blog over a year ago, and otherwise he wouldn't have posted it without permission, which is what I thought had happened. I had completely forgotten about this exchange, so I extend my apologies for raking pddnet.com over the coals undeservedly. They have agreed to list my blog URL in any future posts, and so I consider this commitment sufficient amends for something I told them they could do in the first place.