Wednesday, November 22, 2006


In the spirit of the Thursday holiday, I'm writing this quick thanks to everybody who's been reading and linking to us lately. It's flattering to be read by strangers.

This isn't any kind of set-up. It's nice to get e-mails and links from people we don't know. I mean that.

No, I'm not being sarcastic. Why do you think I'm being sarcastic every time I say something nice? Thanks for reading, and indulging the occasional arbitrary interest and inside joke. Whenever I'm tempted to hold back a little, it occurs to me that the fun of reading someone's blog is enjoying their idiosyncracies.

So if you think I'm being sarcastic, that reflects more on your insecurities than any attitude I've had in the past. I know I'm sarcastic, but I keep it in check. Really, I'm just trying to say something nice to you, but you're resisting. It speaks ill to your sense of self-worth -- you don't think you're worthy of compliments. I've told you before that I'm not out to get you.

I'm so grateful to be read that I'm leaving you with my favorite Thanksgiving knock-knock joke. It's my own adaptation of the celebrated Interrupting Cow cycle. It only makes sense if you tell all three parts in rapid succession.
Me: Knock knock.
You: Who's there?
Me: Interrupting turkey.
You: Interrupting turkey wh-

Me: Knock knock.
You: Who's there?
Me: Interrupting Indian.
You: Interrupting Indi-

Me: Knock knock.
You: Who's there?
Me: Interrupting corn.
You: Interrupting corn who?
[Stand motionless with hands at side in imitation of a cornstalk. Sway softly, as if blown by a gentle breeze.]


Genevieve said...

i love the turkey joke. i wish i had known that last night though i'm sure it would have just affirmed everyone's thoughts that i am, indeed clinically insane.
and corn one is priceless, too.

the native american one wouldn't have worked too well since my family isn't that far removed in descendancy from them.

Ryan said...

I think this is one of the best jokes I have every heard. Consider it stolen.