Quote of the Week

Mardi Gras is a thing which could hardly exist in the practical North.  For the soul of it is the romantic, not the funny and the grotesque.  Take away the romantic mysteries, the kings and knights and big-sounding titles, and Mardi-Gras would die, down there in the South.
               – Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
                 American author and humorist