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The patron saint of travel agents and liars...
Posted on July 21, 2007 5:09 PM
You can always tell when a politican is lying. Their mouth is open.
Now what's all this crap about a $10 cigar tax?
July 21, 2007 7:03 PM
July 21, 2007 19:03
Looks good and I like the colours too. Just a question: did you choose the name for a special reason (some real life liar and travel agent), or is it just random? (Hey, I can't help it I'm not Amercian...)
July 22, 2007 3:57 AM
July 22, 2007 03:57
St Mark refers to American author Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens). Besides Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, he was also noted for short stories involving tall tales and for books he wrote about foreign travels.
July 22, 2007 10:51 AM
July 22, 2007 10:51
Perfect. Nice catcch, Garanfan
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July 22, 2007 4:45 PM
July 22, 2007 16:45
Aah, cheers. Never thought of Twain.
July 23, 2007 6:25 AM
July 23, 2007 06:25
One of my favorite Twain quotes: "It's worse than diabolical. It's French." Sums up his whole philosophy right there.
July 24, 2007 9:03 AM
July 24, 2007 09:03
I'd relabel the cut line. St. Mark, the patron saint of travel agents and B.S. artists.
Tall tales don't really qualify as lies. Consider them an artistic take on the truth.
July 24, 2007 2:28 PM
July 24, 2007 14:28
Humorist might be a better fit in describing him.
July 24, 2007 10:21 PM
July 24, 2007 22:21
Wish I'd thought if that, one of your best John !
July 26, 2007 12:21 AM
July 26, 2007 00:21
Wish I'd thought of that, one of your best John !
July 26, 2007 12:22 AM
July 26, 2007 00:22
and for books he wrote about foreign travels
... including The Innocents Abroad. Did you know Mark Twains is almost unknown here in Europe (I live in Spain)? They all know Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, but little more.
:) And that's fine, because you can use old Mark's jokes as if they were yours.
July 27, 2007 6:43 AM
July 27, 2007 06:43
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