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A hearty hat-tip to Kendal for contributing this evocative quote and spiffy visual.

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Or, to twist Arthur C. Clarke's 3rd Law:
Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.


...And now T has been partially unmasked. ( ;

It's been so long since I had a funny idea, John didn't recognize my e-mail.


All of you Ts are funny: Twain, Terry, and Terwiliger. Of course, we wouldn't have made the connection without your comment, T. :)


Sometimes it pays just to laugh. Otherwise we'd cry too much.

John Cox:

Hey T

Sometimes I don't know what to call you guys when the e-mails are different from comment names.

'Twas a good one.

Tom Wms.:

To paraphrase WWJD:
WWMTS (What Would Mark Twain Say?)

I'd love to hear his comments today. He is probably thinking, "Thank God man is not immortal."

Dr. Bob:

Deviating a bit from Mr. Twain's quote and perhaps being too serious, I'd say we're being run by imbeciles who are pretending to be smart. And it's note working.

Still, what a magnificent piece of work the Constitution is for having protected us (mostly) from such fools for the last 200+ years.

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"Putting us on" isn't exactly a Twain-ism...

WikiQuote claims this quote is from _The_Peter_Principle_


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K the Z:

You guys know me well enough that I couldn't NOT comment on this one--& I'd feel like a tool patting my own back (even though it was JOHN who brought it to life). Anyway--I had to have SOME cred--while I've never padded my resume before, in this economy (mmm, mmm, mmm... Barack Hussein Obama) I'm thinking of adding a title something like "Freelance Contributing Editor/Cartooning Consultant".


I don't think you're being too serious. I think you hit the nail squarely on the head--in one sentence, no less.

However, I think they've fooled the majority for a long time--& I'm not convinced that the majority has a clue yet.


Interesting. I passed a library cart (books to be shelved), I just happened to see a Twain compilation on it, & picked it off the cart. The quotation was in that book (I've seen the quote before--always attributed to Twain).

I have a copy of The Peter Principle around here somewhere--I read it lightly (& quickly) a long time ago--I'll have to dig it out & see if I can find the quote.

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