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Old 11-29-2010, 11:24 PM   #1
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Happy Birthday today to a favourite American author and humorist, Mark Twain! Born Samuel Langhorne Clements in Florida, on Nov 30th, 1835. Mark Twain died at Redding, CT, on April 21st 1910.
He is best known for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

A few facts that I found interesting about Mark Twain:

He was the 6th of 7 children, but 3 of his siblings died in early childhood. Another brother, Henry, died at the age of 20 in a riverboat explosion. Mark Twain’s father was a lawyer and a judge, but he died when Mark was only 11.

Life was tough in the early 19th century...

At the age of 12, Mark left school and was apprenticed to a printer. He became a typesetter and wrote humorous articles for the Hannibal Journal which was owned by his oldest brother. He was self-taught, studying at night at the public library... During a steamboat trip, he was impressed by the status of the pilot, who was regarded even more highly than the captain; he studied the Mississippi’s course for two years to obtain his pilot licence and worked as a steamboat pilot before his writing career.

Some famous quotes:

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

Buy land, they're not making it anymore.

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.

All generalizations are false, including this one.

...and then there is the famous: "The report of my death is an exaggeration" when falsely feared dead; it was a cousin who was very ill. But it is a myth that his obituary was published.

But what does all that have to do with Hailey’s Comet? Well, oddly enough, both Mark Twain's birth and his death coincided with the reappearance of Hailey’s Comet. To honor this unusual event, the United States Postal Service issued a stamped envelope for “Mark Twain and Hailey’s Comet” in 1985.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

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Old 11-29-2010, 11:27 PM   #4
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:31 PM   #5
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Aww, my cat is being so cute :3

MMMMM... Cookies & Cream ice cream.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:32 PM   #7
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Hey Jasmine! congrats on first post! Here's the Mark Twain trophy for you:

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"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

OMG that is my favourite quote!!!
Hi KU! Congrats on second post! a Mark Twain trophy for you too:

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Hello Aurora! congrats on making the third post! and the coveted Mark Twain trophy for you:
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Just eating ice cream, watchin' TV..
I just had to prevent my cat from eating my ice cream

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Thank you! How about a cookie for the trophy?
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Hey KU!
Just eating ice cream, watchin' TV..
I just had to prevent my cat from eating my ice cream


Thank you! How about a cookie for the trophy?
Thanks for the cookie! and you can't blame your cat for trying! it's hard to beat cookies and ice cream.
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