Tuesday, December 9, 2008

pamuel clemens

samuel clemens made from pam with flour.

last week, i read a lot of mark twain's works on google books. (i also watched a few twain documentaries on the xbox.)

i'd forgotten how much i enjoyed huck finn. i'd also forgotten how much it meant that my english teacher in middle school recommended it to me despite the school board's objection to the book.


Anonymous said...

One of our favorite authors/wits! It was a bit hard getting the younger kids in our literary co-op to understand "The celebrated jumping frog", but the rest of us laughed so hard. Amazing how he was so humorous with so much sadness in his life.

r4kk4 said...

i think twain gets better the older a person gets. haha!

also, to get all platitudinal, sometimes tragedy brings out the best in people.

although, i have a suspicion that twain would have been astounding regardless of his situation.

Anonymous said...

I agree! Tragedy can't spawn brilliance; it can only bring it out (or bring it into sharper focus) if it's already there.

Hey, wait a minute...did you just call me old? ;D

r4kk4 said...

nah, just myself. i liked twain when i was little but i like him even more now.