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  1. Entertainment

    Mark Twain Offers More End-of-the-World Advice in the Latest Apocatip from Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse

    The latest daily Kickstarter video for Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse features a return appearance by Mark Twain! If Twain sounds familiar, it's because he's being played by Gabriel Diani. If he doesn't sound familiar, then listen to the latest episode of our podcast with Diani as our guest.

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  2. Entertainment

    Mark Twain Experiences the “Joy of Getting” in the New Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse Video

    Samuel Clemens, AKA Mark Twain, explains why Kickstarter isn't charity and weighs in on the quality of superhero movies. You know, stuff Mark Twain has an excellent knowledge of. He wants you to use newfangled Internet technology to support the movie Diani and Devine Meet the Apocalypse and sarcastically spoils Man of Steel.

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  3. Entertainment

    Make This Happen: Indiegogo Campaign to Create a Nikola Tesla Animated Series

    Two animation and science enthusiasts are trying to make every geek's dreams come true. The guys behind Wood Goblin Studios have an Indiegogo campaign to fund the pilot of a cartoon about Nikola Tesla. To make it even nerdier and more perfect, his sidekick is Mark Twain, and they travel through time battling Thomas Edison, because of course they do. My only question about this cartoon is why doesn't it already exist?

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  4. Science

    This is a Picture of Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla

    You know, no big deal. Afflicted with curiosity about their friendship? Well, you now have the tools to remedy that.

    (via Marginal Revolution, thanks Andrew!)

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  5. Entertainment

    Publisher to Release Censored Huckleberry Finn Books

    Due to the slow decline of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn being taught in schools because of the use of the "n-word," which is generally used to describe Huck's traveling companion Jim, Mark Twain scholar Alan Gribben and NewSouth Books are planning to release a censored version of the book that replaces the n-word with the word "slave."

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  6. Entertainment

    Mark Twain Tops Bestseller Lists a Century After His Death

    Earlier this year, 5,000 pages of Mark Twain's memoirs were unsealed, honoring the author's wish that they be withheld for 100 years after his death. (Twain died on April 21, 1910.) UC Berkeley has officially set the date of publication for Twain's autobiography for November 15, and judging by online preorders, interest in his work is still high: Autobiography of Mark Twain is moving back and forth between the #1 and #2 spots on Amazon.com's site-wide bestseller list, and it's currently the #3 book on BarnesandNoble.com, all on the strength of early sales. (You can order the book on the Kindle right now for $9.99) Apparently, rumors of the death of the American reading public have been greatly exaggerated.

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  7. Entertainment

    Mark Twain’s Memoirs, Unsealed After 100 Years, Tell It like It Was

    Mark Twain, creator of such beloved characters as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, had a great deal of foresight. When the Missouri author died a century ago on April 21, he left a package with some very specific instructions. The package: 5,000 pages of brutally honest autobiography. The caveat: He didn’t want them published until a hundred years after his death.

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  8. Tech

    Maybe Flash Video Ain’t What it Used to Be?

    A lot has been said, raged, and ranted about the iPhone and iPad's incompatibility with Flash. On Friday, the movement away from Flash grew significantly larger when Microsoft announced that Internet Explorer 9 will also leave Flash video by the wayside. While Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch cited Flash's problems with reliability, security, and performance, Steve Jobs took a more militant approach: statistics.

    Of the 75% of internet video that is in Flash, he said "almost all this video is also available in a more modern format, H.264, and viewable on iPhones, iPods and iPads."

    Well, you know what Mark Twain would say. So how much truth is there to Jobs' numbers? Techcrunch has done some digging.

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