Monday, 23 April 2007

Things I now know about America

1. Almond Joy is an excellent sweet.

2. Their literary canon is very flexible. Under Classics in the West Virginia University one can find the excellent Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - pre-order now! Maybe I will, WVU, maybe I will!

3. Overheard in Jay's Daily Grind, a coffee-shop. (Totally, one-hundred percent true).

SOME GUY (Probably Jay): You know, cow tipping?
YOUNG WOMAN: Uh huh.
SOME GUY: Y'ever done it?
YOUNG WOMAN: Nope.
SOME GUY: I tell you, you can't. You can't do it.
YOUNG WOMAN: Why not?
SOME GUY: It's a lie. It's not possible. It's a fallacy.
YOUNG WOMAN: Really!
SOME GUY: In fact, it's an OXYMORON!

4. If you write a whole bunch of jokes about a tiny university town in the middle of nowhere with the intention of bringing then back to the big city and saying them onstage for laughs (and to plug up that empty bit of your soul with audience validation and ale) - as a rule, don't leave your notebook in Jay's Daily Grind for the collective butt of your mean-spirited joshing to find.

4 comments:

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

Forgot to ask, how did you dig my hometown of Notts?

Broderick said...

Ooh, it was magical!

Actually, I dunno, all I really saw was the drive in, which was actually quite magical, very beautiful, and the venue, which was cool (The Maze at the Forest Tavern) and then the walk to the parking lot, which sparkled with fear! Actually, it didn't. Sparkle, that is.

Would like to go for a less rushed time. Seems VERY studenty.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

It is studenty and glad you liked The Maze, did stand-up myself there back in the heady days of 1997-99!

Broderick said...

Was it Spiky Mike running it then as well?