Being that the Democrats in the Senate and the House need a little help growing a spine so they can stand up to Trump's incompetent appointees and racist, sexist, homophobic agenda, Mark Twain has traveled to our time from the past to ask a simple question: "What the Fuck Are You Doing?"Read More
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere/ The ceremony of innocence is drowned.
Remember back in October, when Adam Sandler announced that he'd signed a four-movie deal (one for each of the apocalypse's horsemen) with Netflix because the streaming service's name "“rhymes with wet chicks?” Well, the rough beast's hour has come round at last.Read More
Mark Twain Offers More End-of-the-World Advice in the Latest Apocatip from Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse
Bodies make you sad, and Mark Twain knows what to do about it.
The latest daily Kickstarter video for Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse features a return appearance by Mark Twain! If Twain sounds familiar, it's because he's being played by Gabriel Diani. If he doesn't sound familiar, then listen to the latest episode of our podcast with Diani as our guest.Read More
His knowledge of superhero movies and technology is surprisingly spot-on.
Samuel Clemens, AKA Mark Twain, explains why Kickstarter isn't charity and weighs in on the quality of superhero movies. You know, stuff Mark Twain has an excellent knowledge of. He wants you to use newfangled Internet technology to support the movie Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse and sarcastically spoils Man of Steel.Read More
Two animation and science enthusiasts are trying to make every geek's dreams come true. The guys behind Wood Goblin Studios have an Indiegogo campaign to fund the pilot of a cartoon about Nikola Tesla. To make it even nerdier and more perfect, his sidekick is Mark Twain, and they travel through time battling Thomas Edison, because of course they do. My only question about this cartoon is why doesn't it already exist?Read More
Things We Saw Today
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Mark Twain lived in a time long before Instagram, before Youtube, even before the true acknowledgment of film as both an artform and as a commercial possibility. He probably liked it this way, but for us used to the modern era it means we are sadly dereft of the pleasures of watching the famous author move around his estate in that crotchety way we can all imagine. Usually. There is, however, this: What is said to be the only existing motion picture of Twain, taken by Thomas Edison himself. (via Flavorwire)Read More
It Goes Ding When There's Stuff
Our Adorable Past
Before creating Calvin & Hobbes, Bill Watterson was an editorial cartoonist for a Cincinnati newspaper. He specialized in cartoons inspired by and including quotes by Mark Twain. He lasted six months. But we think he did okay after that. After the jump are more vintage Watterson cartoons.Read More
Due to the slow decline of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn being taught in schools because of the use of the "n-word," which is generally used to describe Huck's traveling companion Jim, Mark Twain scholar Alan Gribben and NewSouth Books are planning to release a censored version of the book that replaces the n-word with the word "slave."Read More
Earlier this year, 5,000 pages of Mark Twain's memoirs were unsealed, honoring the author's wish that they be withheld for 100 years after his death. (Twain died on April 21, 1910.) UC Berkeley has officially set the date of publication for Twain's autobiography for November 15, and judging by online preorders, interest in his work is still high: Autobiography of Mark Twain is moving back and forth between the #1 and #2 spots on Amazon.com's site-wide bestseller list, and it's currently the #3 book on BarnesandNoble.com, all on the strength of early sales. (You can order the book on the Kindle right now for $9.99) Apparently, rumors of the death of the American reading public have been greatly exaggerated.Read More
A lot has been said, raged, and ranted about the iPhone and iPad's incompatibility with Flash. On Friday, the movement away from Flash grew significantly larger when Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 9 will also leave Flash video by the wayside. While Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch cited Flash's problems with reliability, security, and performance, Steve Jobs took a more militant approach: statistics.
Of the 75% of internet video that is in Flash, he said "almost all this video is also available in a more modern format, H.264, and viewable on iPhones, iPods and iPads."Read More