It’s not often that you have the opportunity to write a set of cartoons wherein you actually belittle your own accustomed writing style within the dialogue which is itself a parody of another writing style altogether… And if that’s NOT what I’m doing here, then it’s even less often than having the opportunity and taking advantage of it.

Having said that, I’d like to point out that Mark Twain is one of those people so widely quoted, that many things attributed to him were things he never said.  One of my favorite “quotes” by Twain was this one:

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”

The giveaway is that this quote first saw print five years after Twain died.  And that Twain’s father himself was well dead years before Twain turned fourteen.

Here’s the quote I want attributed to me- “It’s the assumptions you don’t know you’re making that do you the most harm.”

I totally cadged that off of Douglas Adams, by distilling an entire paragraph of his from the book “Last Chance to See.”  There’s got to be a way that we can posthumously fight over who said what.