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Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm Not In Awe Of Any Man

But Thomas Edison took a movie of Mark Twain. Awesome.

4 comments:

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Only 99 years ago.

Now...where is my straw hat?

Ron said...

I'm a big reader of Nietzsche. I was quite shocked to find footage(!) of Uncle Fred!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alHu-nGqDHY

His mind is gone, and he's less than a year away from dying in this 1899 snippet, but, hey, it's here!

I love YouTube for things just like this.

SippicanCottage said...

Ron, that is very interesting and profoundly creepy to look at.

I thought only Mike Shanahan could steal your soul through his electronic depiction like that.

Ron said...

Sippican --

No worries! Don Cherry purges all Shanahan particles!

I recall when Hockey Night in Canada's first show after the US invaded Afghanistan. Don Cherry's face filled the screen, and he said:
"Canada is a parasite nation."

Yikes! Confront much?