Sunday, October 07, 2012



Anonymous MH said...

I liked the second link. Aside from the smoke, the lack of trees was what stood out for me. That and the attribution of "Hell with the lid off" to Mark Twain.

Sunday, October 07, 2012 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assume you mean that the attribution was wrong? Because it was not Twain who called "Pittsburg" "hell with the lid taken off" but James Parton, in The Atlantic Monthly, January 1868:

Monday, October 08, 2012 9:55:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

The way certain people seem to attract quotations like a swifter attracts dust has always amused me ever since I was once in a talk and watched as a very senior professor corrected a very junior one by noting “Churchill didn’t say everything.”

Monday, October 08, 2012 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

swiff, swiffer, swiffest

Monday, October 08, 2012 11:58:00 AM  

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