|EXODUS Wrote:"Wagner’s music is better then it sounds".
Actually, this is true.
I sometimes find new admiration for a piece of music that I may not be impressed with when I hear it... until I learn about how the composer built it (whether that learning is simply from being told about interesting techniques; following the score while listening; or deconstructing it by either learning all the parts, or simply studying the score in detail and seeing how it is all put together).
(Sorry, not funny. Just a geeky tangent.)
I've long liked Twain's humor (he's good at serious too, if you've ever read his story about Joan of Arc, the title of which completely escapes me at the moment). He's one of my favorite writers of humor, along with Oscar Wilde (I love The Importance of Being Earnest