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Tangle Refresher 125 – Featuring Mark Twain …

Last night Robert and I got into a long distance phone conversation with my Mom about Mark Twain, which evolved from our noting the death of British comedian Ronnie Corbett and remembering many great laughs he and his partner Ronnie Barker (aka “The Two Ronnies”) brought us over the years.

While we were on the phone Robert did some quick searching on his iPad and we ended up having a good laugh from quotes demonstrating Twain’s unique satiric wit. This one is appropriate for today:

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (aka Mark Twain).

This one had the three of us in stitches, another April-appropriate quote:

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.

And my personal favorite of the moment:

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”

For a healthy chuckle, enjoy reading some of his insightful quotes here:

Mark Twain Satire:

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”

Welcome, April!

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I hope you get as much enjoyment going back and looking at the “history” of the tangles as I do. I encourage you to visit each of them – even if the patterns are familiar to you – to see if there’s a tip or technique you might learn or be reminded of in the post or comments. So much gets buried in the flow of new tangles and this series is a quick and easy way to brush up.

The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, spotlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of tangles you might not have used for a while or introduce you to some you haven’t come across yet.

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Buried Treasure from the past
Zentangle pattern: Schway. Image © Linda Farmer and All rights reserved. Schway
Zentangle pattern: Jesterz. Image © Linda Farmer and All rights reserved. Jesterz
Zentangle pattern: Hitched. Image © Linda Farmer and All rights reserved. Hitched
Zentangle pattern: Waax. Image © Linda Farmer and All rights reserved. Waax
Zentangle pattern: Spupa. Image © Linda Farmer and All rights reserved. Spupa
Revisit the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 97

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3 comments to Tangle Refresher 125 – Featuring Mark Twain …

  • Judy Gudeman


    We used to get Mark Twain short stories on tape from the library. Laughed ourselves to stitches!!! My siblings and I still quote many of them to this day!


  • Sandy Winne

    Hello fellow Tanglers!
    I am new to this site. I think it’s Delish ! Nice job Linda! thanks for your hard work putting this together.
    I just wanted to introduce myself and say hey.
    So Hey! Hi and Hello.

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      Hi Sandy, thanks so much for introducing yourself and for your compliments. Welcome, delighted to have you aboard and look forward to “seeing” you around the site.

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