„Every Gag I tell must be based on truth.“

"Politics Getting Ready to Jell" <!-- p. 265 -->
The Illiterate Digest (1924)
Contexto: Every Gag I tell must be based on truth. No matter how much I may exaggerate it, it must have a certain amount of Truth.... Now Rumor travels Faster, but it don't stay put as long as Truth.

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