At 12:39 AM 9/29/02 -0600 Marc A. Schindler favored us with:
>Just fwiw, every year there's an award for humour writing called the Leacock Award. 
>His most
>famous saying is, "he got on his horse and rode off in all directions." I was a real 
>fan of
>his in jr. high.

I read some of his stuff many years ago on the topic of education.  He was a hard on 
that profession as H. L. Mencken who said that the state universities were diploma 
processing factories adept at producing cookie cutter "educations," or words to the 
affect.

I especially liked something I read by Leacock in one of his books in which he talks 
about the monster curriculum eating up life.  He felt, according to what I read, the 
multiple degrees after his name were a waste of his life, and that he would have 
learned a great deal more if he had just gone out and worked in the nonacademic world 
like everyone else.  He made this discovery too near the end of his life for it to do 
him any good.  I think his career was about the opposite of Robert Service or Jack 
London.

Anyway I've been trying to find what I read back then so I could get the exact quote.  
That is how I happened to run across him today.  So far, no luck on the search.


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