Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fridays with Twain: Restoring Honor

Two of my dear old aunties got Alzheimer's Disease, and sometimes that makes me worried. I'm already showing a scary tendency to get stuck in the middle of a sentence, unable to finish a thought because I can't find the correct (simple) word.

Let all morbid thoughts be banished! Now. What was I talking about?

Oh yeah! I promised that, in response to Keith Olbermann's "Fridays with Thurber," I would start posting witty literature here at "The Gods Are Bored" every Friday night so that you could sleep through my blog instead of Keith's bedtime tales.

Here's a nice little snippet from Mark Twain that aptly sums up my opinion of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" campaign.

I have a religion--but you will call it blasphemy. It is that there is a God for the rich man but none for the poor.....Perhaps your religion will sustain you,will feed you--I place no dependence in mine. Our religions are alike, though, in one respect--neither can make a man happy when he is out of luck.
- Letter to Orion Clemens, 10/19-20/1865

Pray and grow rich! It's the American way.

4 comments:

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

mark twain...rocks..and so do you.
I have the same problem..I'm always getting lost in the middle of a story, or get up and forget where I was going or for what...but think it's more old farts disease than Alzheimer.Jan and I email each other with blank emails cause we can't remember what we were talking about.

Alex Pendragon said...

Anne, don't you worry; I see no signs whatsoever that you....ah....are.....hmmmm

What was the question?

Sarita Rucker said...

Totally the American way!

kimc said...

I've heard that in most cases those memory lapses are due to not enough sleep rather than age or Alzheimer's.