From The Museum of Musical Instruments I learned that Mark Twain played the guitar:
[Twain] was a passionate guitarist and singer during the 19th century’s Romantic era. His songs were woven with graphic stream-of-consciousness imagery, and his musical styles included gospel, slavery blues, love songs, political satire, folk, and burlesque.
He apparently played a Martin, style 2 1/2-17.
(NOTE: Image isn’t Mark Twain. Hell, that might not even be a guitar he’s holding – could be a ukulele.)
20 Words That Should Exist includes:
- CARPERPETUATION (kar’ pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.
- ELECELLERATION (el a cel er ay’ shun) n. The mistaken notion that the more you press an elevator button the faster it will arrive.
- LACTOMANGULATION (lak’ to man gyu lay’ shun) n. Manhandling the “open here” spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the ‘illegal’ side.
How to make a toga:
Usually women want to have the costume at least be attractive, whereas guys really don’t care how dufus they look. If fact, the more dufus you look, the more your friends will make fun of you, and thus the more popular you will be at the party.
A nice companion piece to my How to Make a Turban post.
My children some day:
(via you’ve been HAACKED)