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.


Teresa R 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.

Teresa R 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.