So a friend of my brother's fancies himself an author...

So a friend of my brother's fancies himself an author...

Post by el Guap » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 14:20:02


And he's writing a book about how he grew up, and his father's
advice/guidance/stories.

Now, his title for the book was going to be "the old man".

After talking to him for a while about what was to be included in the
book (stories of teaching his kids how to play craps, how the fat kid in
the family had a "stash" of secret Doritos, and other various amusing
things (trust me, if you knew this guy growing up, you'd read a book
about it)), my sister in law decided the better title for the book would
be:

"How to fix a horse race. (and other wisdom from the old man)"

Which book would you buy?

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So a friend of my brother's fancies himself an author...

Post by John Roger » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:26:13


your opinion man.

Quote:
>And he's writing a book about how he grew up, and his father's
>advice/guidance/stories.

>Now, his title for the book was going to be "the old man".

>After talking to him for a while about what was to be included in the
>book (stories of teaching his kids how to play craps, how the fat kid in
>the family had a "stash" of secret Doritos, and other various amusing
>things (trust me, if you knew this guy growing up, you'd read a book
>about it)), my sister in law decided the better title for the book would
>be:

>"How to fix a horse race. (and other wisdom from the old man)"

>Which book would you buy?

Neither.

And I'd slap the person who gave it to me as a gift.

(Unless, of course, she was TOTALLY hawt.)

John Rogers
AU Class of 1985
The Al Del Greco of Atlanta

"It was said that everything in Ankh-Morpork was for sale except for the beer
and the women, both of whom one merely hired." (Terry Pratchett, "Sourcery")

 
 
 

So a friend of my brother's fancies himself an author...

Post by Charles Beaucham » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:42:50

Quote:

> And he's writing a book about how he grew up, and his father's
> advice/guidance/stories.

> Now, his title for the book was going to be "the old man".

> After talking to him for a while about what was to be included in the
> book (stories of teaching his kids how to play craps, how the fat kid
> in the family had a "stash" of secret Doritos, and other various
> amusing things (trust me, if you knew this guy growing up, you'd read
> a book about it)), my sister in law decided the better title for the
> book would be:

> "How to fix a horse race. (and other wisdom from the old man)"

> Which book would you buy?

The second title is funnier/more interestinger
--
v/r Dread Pirate Rackham

I believe if you can't say something nice about somebody, you must be
talking about Hillary Clinton -- Jeff Foxworthy

 
 
 

So a friend of my brother's fancies himself an author...

Post by Vijay Ramanuja » Wed, 28 Dec 2005 23:41:38

The latter title is far, far better.

Vijay R.

 
 
 

So a friend of my brother's fancies himself an author...

Post by rich hammet » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 01:52:24

Min? suojelen sinua kaikelta, mit? ikin? keksitkin sanoa, John Rogers:

Quote:

> your opinion man.
>>And he's writing a book about how he grew up, and his father's
>>advice/guidance/stories.

>>Now, his title for the book was going to be "the old man".

>>After talking to him for a while about what was to be included in the
>>book (stories of teaching his kids how to play craps, how the fat kid in
>>the family had a "stash" of secret Doritos, and other various amusing
>>things (trust me, if you knew this guy growing up, you'd read a book
>>about it)), my sister in law decided the better title for the book would
>>be:

>>"How to fix a horse race. (and other wisdom from the old man)"

>>Which book would you buy?
> Neither.
> And I'd slap the person who gave it to me as a gift.
> (Unless, of course, she was TOTALLY hawt.)

I wonder if his friend's name is Mitch Albom.

rich

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Post by Mercellus Bohre » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 03:49:22

Quote:

> And he's writing a book about how he grew up, and his father's
> advice/guidance/stories.

> Now, his title for the book was going to be "the old man".

> After talking to him for a while about what was to be included in the
> book (stories of teaching his kids how to play craps, how the fat kid in
> the family had a "stash" of secret Doritos, and other various amusing
> things (trust me, if you knew this guy growing up, you'd read a book
> about it)), my sister in law decided the better title for the book would
> be:

> "How to fix a horse race. (and other wisdom from the old man)"

> Which book would you buy?

> --
> TO
> "Back the Bot and Lift the Lads, and we shall reap more Glory than we
> could eat in a month."

So, like, where did you keep your stash of Doritos?
 
 
 

So a friend of my brother's fancies himself an author...

Post by R » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 03:49:56

Quote:

> And he's writing a book about how he grew up, and his father's
> advice/guidance/stories.

> Now, his title for the book was going to be "the old man".

> After talking to him for a while about what was to be included in the
> book (stories of teaching his kids how to play craps, how the fat kid in
> the family had a "stash" of secret Doritos, and other various amusing
> things (trust me, if you knew this guy growing up, you'd read a book
> about it)), my sister in law decided the better title for the book would
> be:

> "How to fix a horse race. (and other wisdom from the old man)"

> Which book would you buy?

Some people might assume it's a ripoff of Jean Shepherd.