Well, it is not formally structured as a lifetime achievement award.
And, she is pretty damn funny. Political commentary included.
And much, much more attractive than SLC, at any point in his life. Of
course, gustibus non disputandum.
From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Harold
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 10:41 AM
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Subject: and the winner of this year's MT Prize for American Humor is .
. . .
The Kennedy Center announced Tuesday she will receive this year's *Mark
Twain Prize* for American Humor.
Every year this precipitates quite a buzz on here, if not outrage and
confusion. I would think this is one of the most controversial of all
awards, which in the past has at least gone to a more elderly member of
comedy community (I believe she is about 41). Fey is the youngest
Is it just me or does anyone else smell some political implications for
anyway -- there it is, and as many now commonly put it -- it is what it
Harold K. Bush, Ph.D
Professor of English
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