Richard S. Russell:
Mark Twain said so much about the absurdities of life and people got their chuckles at the time, but I’d really like to know how much was changed as a result. What does humor do except make things temporarily bearable?
Sometime scientists should try to develop a laugh bomb and hurl those at our enemies. Maybe editorial cartoons would be considered as hand grenades.
Here’s another subtle aphorism from Mark Twain, in “Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar”:
“Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either.”