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Given that we are heading down river with Mark Twain, I thought I’d add this little gem. John Lithgow and Flash Rosenberg team up on a visual rendering of a previously unpublished essay by Twain which is – in the words of the great Rich Quinn – a tasty treat. The animation and Lithgow’s delivery more »
[A] classic – something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. Mark Twain Flanagan faked it, all the way through high school. Didn’t read the books assigned to him — Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Macbeth, The Scarlet Letter. None of them. He was good at it. He’d disagree with the teacher, more »