Frontier Former Editor

May 18, 2008

I never thought I’d say I’d wish I’d been in Texas, but . . .

Filed under: humor, semi humor, Texas — Tags: , , , , , , , — Frontier Former Editor @ 9:36 am

there was something going on that actually piqued my interest:

The 31st Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships occur Saturday in Austin, Texas

While the sound link was a little too droll and not quite as groan-inducing as I’d hoped, it did give me hope that some folks were indeed pushing Austin city’s limits.

And in belated celebration, here’s one of my longtime personal favorites:

She fell in love with him because of his love of 18th century English poetry. He always had the perfect verse or passage to heighten their romantic feelings. Finally they wed.

But even as the rose loses its blush, she began to tire of his fascination with and incessant quoting of the classics. One day she could contain herself no more and demanded that he stop.

He looked at her for a moment and then said . . . .

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“If you can’t stand the Keats, get out of the hitchin’.”

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6 Comments »

  1. Yes! Most awesome. I love O’Henry too!

    Comment by Stiletto — May 18, 2008 @ 11:41 am

  2. I am scarred for life.

    Comment by max — May 19, 2008 @ 5:25 am

  3. But it’s such a pretty scar . . .

    Comment by Former Frontier Editor — May 19, 2008 @ 6:55 am

  4. **snort** Funny…

    Comment by mrsvierkant — May 19, 2008 @ 10:41 pm

  5. *chortle*

    uh oh now choking on chortle

    Comment by nursemyra — May 24, 2008 @ 6:13 am

  6. Well, I never meant to make you choke . . .

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — May 24, 2008 @ 6:52 am


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