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Quotes of the Day LAPCHILD ALERT: “Mel Watt has a toddler on his lap, name of ‘Nico.’” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush. “As I think Mark Twain said, trust leaves on horseback and returns on foot. … A president leads by persuasion, not command.” — Former Defense Sec. Show More Summary
Half-price tickets are on sale to students, educators, seniors, and military for Mark Twain Tonight! at 8 p.m. May 17. Hal Holbrook is in his 59th year (and more than 2,200 performances) starring in the one-man show celebrating the timely and timeless socio-political wit of Mark Twain. In his own era, Twain, a.k.a. Samuel Clemens, was...
14. “All generalizations are false, including this one.”
Everyone knows Mark Twain’s famous maxim: “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” In Paul Godfrey’s case, it is actually true: he does buy ink by the barrel. The news that the “new Ontario government” is planning on flushing him, therefore, comes as a bit of a surprise. It’s unlikely to be helpful [...]
Mel Brooks doesn't think he's an American master. That's someone like Mark Twain or Ernest Hemingway, says the creator of the funniest farting scene in the history of film. But Susan Lacy, ex...
RealClearPolitics Washington Editor Carl Cannon is not just a history buff. He’s a history buff on the warpath, especially when it comes to misquoting Mark Twain. The usually mild-mannered Cannon doesn’t fight on Twitter. He holds back on just about all fronts. Show More Summary
Crown Chef Ford Fry marvelously mischievous. King + Duke, his new Buckhead outpost open s Monday, May 13. Turns out Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" inspired the naming of this fun and welcoming restaurant resplendent in classic American hemes and bold, wood-fired cooking on a 24-foot open hearth. Show More Summary
TweetAre you up to speed on this one? Laird Harrison of KQED has the deets on the original “My Jihad” campaign. Then some lady spent money on ads making fun of that campaign. An example can be found here. But then the SFMTA responded by quoting Maya Angelou since it couldn’t figure out any different [...]
McConaughey exudes sweaty charisma in Jeff Nichols's 21st Century take on Mark Twain Hot Ticket LAST UPDATED AT 07:25 ON Fri 10 May 2013 What you need to know American noir coming-of-age drama Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey, opens...Show More Summary
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t,” Mark Twain wrote. Mark Sanford probably appreciates that. The only thing I’ve enjoyed more than the Sanford campaign is the explanations offered for … Continue reading ?
There are Elvis impersonators and Mark Twain impersonators and Lincoln impersonators.
One of the foundations of success, is a willingness to go out on a limb, when necessary. In fact, in business and in life generally, all meaningful progress is preceded by the decision to take a risk, go out on a limb and do something. Out on a limb Starting a family, starting a business, relocating [...]
An eight hour ride across the Saudi desert and one is reminded of two things: Firstly, Mark Twain was right - Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. And secondly - under the desert sun - we all look the same.
By Craig Pirrong: The FSB is contemplating designating commodity trading firms like Cargill and Glencore (GLCNF.PK) as systemically important. No, not that FSB: The Financial Stability Board, a group of global regulators established in the wake of the financial crisis. Show More Summary
In a museum in Havana there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, “one when he was a boy and one when he was a man.” –Mark Twain The man in the corner won’t drink the rum.
For the first time in two years, the Library of America has updated its list of “all-time best-selling titles.” Once again, Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau led that list of major sellers prestigious publisher. Show More Summary
ByDavid Cretcher: "It's not what you don't know that get you into trouble. It is what you know for sure that just ain't so" Mark Twain Investors often follow their beliefs, or they follow what they are told by media experts. By blindly believing without reviewing the evidence, they risk proving true Mr. Show More Summary
“The only certainty in life is death and taxes.” – Mark Twain. The death of a company may not be as certain as a human’s, but taxes are an everyday occurrence for corporations and humans alike. In the most recent budget proposal from the Obama administration, companies in the energy space could see a big increase [...]
Matthew McConaughey’s mid-career resurgence is a glorious thing, writes Kurt Loder, and it continues with Mud, the new movie from writer-director Jeff Nichols, which mixes Southern Gothic with an undercurrent of Mark Twain. Deceptive...Show More Summary