The titling of the first series of animated cartoon drawings fell to me. The drawings impressed the office staff as being genuinely amusing, as well as novel, therefore I determined to be a bit novel myself. But how? Perhaps verse would do -- something bright and topical to give continuity to the action in the drawings. I wrote some doggerel, and all of us, including the creator of the cartoons, agreed that it ought to go big.
On the night my verses had their premiére I was among those standing three rows deep in the rear of the crowded orchestra floor. Surely a fine audience on which to test the novelty. My emotions must have been akin to a playwright about to see the curtain rise on his new play. I was prepared to experience a real kick when the audience laughed. But it didn't laugh -- at least not at my verses. They flopped with such convincing finality that I never again departed from the straight and narrow path of prose in writing titles.