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Mark Twain Statue 

This memorial statue of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) is located along the Mississippi River at Hannibal, Missouri.
(photo 6/9/17)


Tom Conboy

Missouri

"Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization"*...

THE AUTOMATIC MOTORIST, a British short film from 1911, wants you to avoid self-driving cars at all costs. In it, a robot chauffeur is developed to drive a newly wedded couple to their honeymoon destination.

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From "Grandfather's Old Ram"

You see, Sile Hawkins was–no, it warn’t Sile Hawkins, after all–it was a galoot by the name of Filkins–I disremember his first name; but he was a stump–come into pra’r meeting drunk, one night, hooraying for Nixon, becuz he thought it was a primary; and old deacon Ferguson up and scooted him through the window and he lit on old Miss Jefferson’s head, poor old filly. 583 more words

Poetry

Samuel Clemens

While showing a picture of Lewis and himself, Twain remarked:

“The colored man. . . is John T. Lewis, a friend of mine. These many years – thirty-four in fact.

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Dedicated to the Master Literary Prankster

“Why do you say that?” I asked.

“Say what, dear boy?” Mark replied, still staring out to sea.

“’Be good and you will be lonesome,’” I said. 127 more words

Photography

A LOOOONNNNGGGG Road-trip

Stuck in a minivan, and I’m not allowed to drive

By Jeff Salter

First of all, I can’t believe this was my topic. What was I thinking? 590 more words

Tahoe Queen

Tahoe Queen

In the footsteps of Clemens
A path now well trod
Astride a mountain
Before a lake so pure

A Tahoe Queen
In Zephyr Cove… 183 more words

Books