Category: Mark Twain

“What did you expect in an opera? A happy ending?” –Bugs Bunny
At the bottom, play list for “What’s Opera, Doc?” directed by Chuck Jones, 1957.
“They say Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.” William Nye via Mark Twain

Wile E. Coyote and a young Charles M. Jones, illustration by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper, and found on page 35 in Chuck Amuck, his autobiography, published 1989.
“The coyote is a long, slim, sick and sorry-looking skeleton, with a gray wolfskin stretched over it, a tolerably bushy tail that forever sags down with a despairing expression of forsakenness and misery, a furtive and evil eye, and a long, sharp face, with slightly lifted lip and exposed teeth. He has a general slinking expression all over. The coyote is a living, breathing allegory of Want. He is always hungry. He is always poor, out of luck, and friendless. The meanest creatures despise him, and even the fleas would desert him for a velocipede. He is so spiritless and cowardly that even while his exposed teeth are pretending a threat, the rest of his face is apologizing for it. And he is so homely! -so scrawny, and ribby, and coarse-haired, and pitiful.”
-Mark Twain, Roughing It