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The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
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May 22, 2010

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What's a Pooter? A Pooter is an ineffectual family man, a Dagwod Bumstead, a Home Depot dabbler, a man with few and simple desires, mainly domestic desires, that are nonetheless continually thwarted by the indifferent and ordinary goings-on about him. How did Pooters become possible? Were there Medieval Pooters, classical Greek Pooters; are there Pooters in all countries around the globe? Should we celebrate or castigate them? Are they harmless, is their timidity contagious, or do they suggest a Zen-like simplicity? Perhaps we should all have access to our inner Pooter, for times when retreat is advisable, but not let it take the helm too often, lest we end up going nowhere slowly.
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