The rest of the book makes use of Springfield's odd and fickle desire for culture. The Mark Twain festival doesn't seem out of place at all and is symbolized in part by the play put on by Bart and Lisa. Lisa of course wants a strict adherence to the story, and the devilish Bart seeks to provide only the best entertainment. This basically goes to the idea that Springfieldians really just want to have fun. If culture comes with it, fine. If not, all the better. Thus, it's not absurd to see Homer in expertly tailored period clothing, nor should you expect that a speedboat chase in a Tom Sawyer tale would be unwelcome to the hedonistic denizens of the surreal town. Read Full Review
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