" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

May 20, 2023

'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is One of the Books I Must Read Before I Die?πŸ“šπŸ’€πŸ‘»

Well, I must say never having read any Mark Twain books that the 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' is sure an eye opener from a 2023 perspective.
'1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die'
I did see 'Tom Sawyer' the musical movie at the cinema when I was a kid 50 years ago, because my grandmother took me and my siblings to see it, and I did own the soundtrack on an LP when I was a kid, but that is about it as far as any direct influence Mark Twain had on my life ... until this year.
Oh, and I forgot that it starred little Jodie Foster as Becky Thatcher -
Trudi Fraser in 'Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood' is Based on Jodie Foster Mr. Knowles?
I could have bought the book to read, but I wasn't that keen on reading it that much, so lucky for me it is in the public domain and that I could listen to a free recording of it at Apple Podcasts through the people at
Clunes is the Bookshop Capital of Australia?πŸ”–πŸ“–πŸ“šπŸŒ
I even watched a few old movies that were in the 
public domain and had been uploaded to You Tube about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
And some movies and podcasts about Mark Twain and his characters that weren't.
Mark Twain Recalls the Abuse of the Chinese in San Francisco
I never knew Mickey Rooney played Huck Finn, but I do recall Bruce Lee not liking the Asian character Mickey played in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's';-)
And while I see Bruce's POV I don't agree with this woman in the You Tube below about whitewashing or reshooting/cutting the Asian character scene.
I don't believe in changing any media that was made in the past, be it books, TV shows or movies.
"Perennially popular with readers, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has also been the continued object of study by literary critics since its publication. The book was widely criticized upon release because of its extensive use of coarse language and racial epithet. Throughout the 20th century, and despite arguments that the protagonist and the tenor of the book are anti-racist, criticism of the book continued due to both its perceived use of racial stereotypes and its frequent use of the racial slur "nigger"."
Which is kind of synchy for me being halfway through listening to the book during the Australian Indigenous round of sport this weekend/month.
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Indigenous Range
Every School Boy was Lied to about the Death of Captain Cook
Mark Twain seems more of an interesting character than any of his fictious made-up characters from his books. 
The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)
"Twain was born shortly after an appearance of Halley's Comet, and he predicted that he would "go out with it" as well, dying about a month before the comet passed near Earth in 1910."
So, I guess that 1985 Claymation movie was made because 1986 would have been the first time Halley's Comet passed Earth since Twain's passing in 1910.
The next time it passes Earth will be in 2061, when I should have passed, as well.
Mickey Rooney has since passed and I noticed his birthday is September 23rd, the same day I celebrate mine, and the day that they celebrate the meteorite crashing to Earth in the movie 'Asteroid City' -

UPDATE: May 24th, 2023
I watched this old 1955 CBS series "Climax" episode, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' and there was no mention of the African American slave Jim anywhere in it.

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