Most of us, if we have a problem with a utility company, are forced to suffer in silence. When the aggrieved individual is Mark Twain, however, anything is fair game.
A Non-Recommendation Letter of Recommendation from Benjamin Franklin
Have you ever been asked to give a recommendation for a person who had little to recommend about himself? Have you found yourself in a situation where you are called upon to […]
A Disastrous Encounter With a Barrel of Bricks and the Hilarious Letter That Ensued
Back in the day when comedians earned laughs by stimulating the minds of the audience, rather than appealing to prurient interests, there was one whose light shone brighter than any other: Fred […]
A Tortured Critic Responds to a Tortured Saxophone
Is honesty really the best policy? Unquestionably, it is wrong to be untruthful. Just the same, there are times when the better approach might be silence — or at least honesty coupled […]
Andy Rooney’s Recipe for Baked Potato Ice Cream
Andy Rooney (1919-2011) was a well-known television and newspaper writer. He was best known for his weekly commentaries on 60 Minutes, in which he offered humorous and often-biting observations about everyday life.
Presidential (Autograph) Price Controls
President John F. Kennedy was one of the best known humorists to occupy the White House, and he rarely missed a chance to employ humor. In 1961 New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons […]