The most successful people are those who do all year long what they would otherwise do on their summer vacation.
Mark Twain

It is human life. We are blown upon the world; we float buoyantly upon the summer air a little while, complacently showing off our grace of form and our dainty iridescent colors; then we vanish with a little puff, leaving nothing behind but a memory – and sometimes not even that. I suppose that at those solemn times when we wake in the deeps of the night and reflect, there is not one of us who is not willing to confess that he is really only a soap-bubble, and as little worth the making.
Mark Twain


29 thoughts on “Re-Marks”

  1. I’d never miss Mark and Will if a network would produce it.

    The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.

    Will Rogers.

    Of course since both are dead it might be difficult to pull off.

  2. Whenever I hear of wars and rumors of war, I always pull up The War Prayer .  My only hope with the latest shenanigans over Iran, that the Saudis won’t be able to goad the White House numbskull, Pompeo, Bolton and the ever present Jared into something stupid that gets a lot of young people killed.




  3. What are they promising people who attend — a free autographed hat?

  4. So they interviewed people waiting in line at the Trump event.   I think they were mostly drunk and looked like the infield at a 4th tier stock car racing event.  
    They are definitely racists and that is the appeal….although they read the maroon’s talking points.

  5. I heard a little of that KC. The woman I heard interviewed has that magical combination of being both stupid and delusional. “Best President in a very long time … he doesn’t lie…”. I rest my case. 

    Oh, and shes got way more than her share of what Will noted. “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”

  6. Mark Twain wrote a western….. called ROUGHING IT.   Involved stagecoach travel, gold mining, saloons and liquor, claim jumping etc.

  7. Roughing It was a semi biographical story of the six years he spent in the West.  The era was kicked off by the Jumping Frog of Calaveras County which to this day has spawned a monster celebration.  Every May it turns a perfectly delightful area into a mass of tourists, drunks, and unbearable traffic while picking on some perfectly delightful amphibians.  

    Calavaras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee


  8. there is a god

    next hopefully he’ll send gnats, skeeters and flying fish

    maybe a gator or two and if we’re lucky a 20 ft python will slither in

  9. strike one earlier this morning in the Orlando Sentinel: 

    Our Orlando Sentinel endorsement for president in 2020: Not Donald Trump | Editorial

    Donald Trump is in Orlando to announce the kickoff of his re-election campaign.


    We’re here to announce our endorsement for president in 2020, or, at least, who we’re not endorsing: Donald Trump.



    Some readers will wonder how we could possibly eliminate a candidate so far before an election, and before knowing the identity of his opponent.


    Because there’s no point pretending we would ever recommend that readers vote for Trump.




    After 2½ years we’ve seen enough.




  10. LOVE Mark Twain… one of my favorite authors.  My fav book is Life on the Mississippi.

    Craig… Ugh is right!  How’s your father doing?

  11. What I liked most in ROUGHING IT was Twain’s account of his stagecoach ride across the country to Nevada territory.  I’d often wondered what stage travel must have felt like and Twain covered it pretty well.

  12. I don recall but I think it was from either st Joe or St. Louis so seems like it must have been Rt. 66

  13. Betcha ol’ Sam knew he’d been on a stagecoach ride by the time he got to Carson City – and would have had the ass calluses to remind him in case he forgot for a minute.

  14. there would have been empty seats without the rain
    media do your job

  15. KC, this is for you considering your earlier comments on SFB rallies. From WaPo today:

    “It’s like Huey Long doing a political rally on the infield at Talladega Superspeedway with Creedence Clearwater Revival as the house band providing the sound track,” is how one former Trump campaign staffer described Trump’s campaign rallies. 

    Sound about right?  Does to me. 

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