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Treadmill to Oblivion (1954)
We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
Fred Allen (1894–1957), U.S. comic. Treadmill to Oblivion, pt. 4 (1954).
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