Thu, 28 May 1998 11:50:41 -0500
Okay, I've gotten the bee out of my bonnet from yesterday. I few points.
I agree totally with the idea that we shouldn't take ourselves too
seriously, especially in this forum.
I feel a little ashamed for forgetting that.
I suppose I reacted the way I did, because I perceived the "book review" to
be more of attempt to ridicule someone rather than to celebrate Twain's
humor. I think that Twain's is of a more subtle kind, even when it cuts to
the quick-- and precisely for that reason, he's why I'm here-- though I
agree that I shouldn't speak for others.
At any rate, I certainly don't believe any more that Wes Britton's comments
were intended to be cruel.
On the other hand: My spell check comment was a cheap shot.
Speaking of which, I agree-- Twain were alive, he would probably more
likely be Mike Tyson's business manager than be here, worrying about
biography lists. But I won't talk your ear off speculating about that.
Okay, granted-- my humor and this forum: perhaps it's better that never the
twain shall meet.
(ouch, I think I pulled a muscle there)
yours (with rimshots),