Saturday, April 30, 2005

How Tom Got Funny

People sometimes ask me how my co-blogger Tom got so funny. At dinner at Central Steakhouse, we heard the whole story. Just as Jake Shuttlesworth swatted away young Jesus Shuttlesworth's jump shots in He Got Game in order to make him tougher, young Tom would tell thousands of jokes to his father as his father sat there stone-faced, withholding laughter in order to make him funnier. A typical encounter:

Young Tom: ... Surmised?! From their own screenplay? What?
Tom's Father: [silence, stone-faced]
Young Tom: No good? Too soon? Your kids'll love it---wait what am I saying?! Your kids? That's me!
Tom's Father: [silence, stone-faced]

4 comments:

Dan said...

Come on, this is a great post. It deserves a comment.

Anonymous said...

http://www.googlism.com/index.htm?ism=Tom+Lehman&type=1

Anonymous said...

Heh, TL3

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