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(Smithsonian Magazine)   American literature classic Tom Sawyer begins like so many other great stories, when two men meet in a San Francisco bathhouse   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line 18
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2012-10-03 08:34:02 AM  
Today's Tom Sawyer
He gets high on you...
 
2012-10-03 08:44:12 AM  
Being a modern day warrior is sweaty work.
 
2012-10-03 09:00:53 AM  
ytrewq.com
 
2012-10-03 09:04:02 AM  
And Becky Thatcher was played by Jodie Foster. It all comes together now.
 
2012-10-03 09:15:21 AM  
That's the incrediblest yarn I ever struck.
 
2012-10-03 09:19:32 AM  
A modern day warrior, his name's Tom Sawyer, he floated down the river on a raft with a black guy . . .


Those aren't the right lyrics, fat ass!



/ I'm Geddy Lee, and I'll sing whatever lyrics I want.
 
2012-10-03 09:36:20 AM  
A burly fireman, a San Francisco bath house, and Mark Twain.

Fabulous.
 
2012-10-03 09:37:27 AM  

maxx2112: A modern day warrior, his name's Tom Sawyer, he floated down the river on a raft with a black guy . . .


Those aren't the right lyrics, fat ass!



/ I'm Geddy Lee, and I'll sing whatever lyrics I want.


Came here to say pretty much exactly this, glad to see it was taken care off.

/*Bweee-do-bwee-do-bwee-do*
 
2012-10-03 09:41:13 AM  

maxx2112: A modern day warrior, his name's Tom Sawyer, he floated down the river on a raft with a black guy . . .


Those aren't the right lyrics, fat ass!



/ I'm Geddy Lee, and I'll sing whatever lyrics I want.


That is so farking awesome.
 
2012-10-03 09:44:29 AM  

maxx2112: A modern day warrior, his name's Tom Sawyer, he floated down the river on a raft with a black guy . . .


Those aren't the right lyrics, fat ass!



/ I'm Geddy Lee, and I'll sing whatever lyrics I want.


You could have at least linked to the full song.

Link
 
2012-10-03 10:00:19 AM  
It was his career on the Mississippi, of course, that led Samuel Clemens to his pen name, "mark twain" being the minimum river depth of two fathoms, or roughly 12 feet, that a steamboat needed under its keel. 

Uh... No.
 
2012-10-03 10:08:08 AM  
Fabulous! Sheer perfection!
 
2012-10-03 10:55:35 AM  
the night is black. without a moon.
in our immigrants and bookstore shelves.
 
2012-10-03 11:10:47 AM  
Smithsonian has some pretty neat stories this month, this being one of them. One of the few magazines I still cheerfully subscribe to.
 
2012-10-03 11:28:03 AM  

Inchoate: Smithsonian has some pretty neat stories this month, this being one of them. One of the few magazines I still cheerfully subscribe to.


Yes! I just renewed after lapsing.
 
2012-10-03 12:02:33 PM  
If I'm reading that article correctly, a bunch of this backstory is laid out in Roughing It, which I haven't read. I'm thinking that he wrote three (roughly) autobiographical novels about his experiences here and abroad, but I've only read Life on the Mississippi, which I believe is the first. Roughing It is second, I think, and isn't The Gilded Age the last one? In chronological order, I mean, not publication order.

I've read a lot more of his fiction and essays than his nonfiction. "Fenimore-Cooper's Literary Offenses" is an absolutely hilarious takedown of the Leatherstocking books, while "To the Person Sitting in Darkness" is scathing political satire about turn of the century imperialism on par with Swift's "A Modest Proposal"
 
2012-10-03 12:47:10 PM  
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THERE IS FARKING BETTER DRUMMER THAN NEIL PEART!

/It ain't easy bein' cheesy.
 
2012-10-03 05:45:59 PM  

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THERE IS FARKING BETTER DRUMMER THAN NEIL PEART!

/It ain't easy bein' cheesy.

 

sure it is. just memorize a rush album and sing it at the top of your lungs
 
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