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.


At August 29, 2010 , Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

mark 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.

At August 29, 2010 , Anonymous Alex Pendragon said...

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

What was the question?

At August 30, 2010 , Blogger Sarita Rucker said...

Totally the American way!

At August 31, 2010 , Blogger kimc said...

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


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