In honor of the anniversary of Ogden Nash’s 100th birthday this week, here is my favorite verse of his related to advertising:
Song of the Open Road
I think that I shall never see
A billboard as lovely as a tree.
Perhaps unless the billboards fall,
I’ll never see a tree at all.
In looking for an Ogden Nash link, I ran across the trivial nugget that Nashville’s namesake, Revolutionary War hero Gen. Francis Nash, is one of Ogden’s ancestors.