Occasionally, in lieu of writing actual new material, I will troll through the thousands of emails located in the “comedy” folder of my now-defunct Hotmail account. Today’s find dates back to May 20, 2005.
Under the subject line of “Re: Time to Gather Seeds in the Sack” (a reference to the fact that we were strongly considering naming ourselves “Johnny Laughterseed” at the time), Mr. Tom Lorenzo wrote the following:
just thought of a blackout based on these recent string of e-mails….
husband and wife out in the park…
wife: it’s so beautiful outside today!
husband: not as beautiful as the Tiered Amber Chandelier. hahahaha…
wife: i don’t get it?
husband: oh, sorry, that’s an inside joke….
Brilliant, 2005 Tom. Just brilliant. Now I understand why you were unable to find gainful employment that year — you were just too devoted to “the craft”.
In the year 2008, Tom still loves writing scenes about “inside jokes”, but they are all about dudes who tell riddles while they are banging their wives. Also, he has shortened “Blackout Tom” to “Black Tom”, which is simply because his number one fantasy of all time is to wake up one day and discover that he’s African-American
And that’s the truth.
— uncle dad