Question of the Day

Yesterday we asked: What did Truman Capote do that got him fired from his job at The New Yorker?

Answer: He got the ax for offending Robert Frost, who became enraged when Capote walked out in the middle of a reading.

Congrats to Dan Rosenbaum, first to answer correctly with his tweet, “Offending Robert Frost by leaving a reading, presumably for the road less travelled.” In fact, we had a few poetic responses, including Mitch Cohen’s, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and Truman used one to walk out on a Robert Frost poetry reading,” and Karen Benezra’s, “Capote dissed Robert Frost by ghosting a poetry reading; had miles to go, of course.” 

Your question of the day for today is…Although he loved westerns, Dwight Eisenhower refused to watch any movie that featured perennial western star Robert Mitchum, and he refused to allow them to be screened in the White House during his two terms as president. Why?

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