Friday, February 26, 2010

Reader, I married him--here's why

If you're not reading Fang's Forum, you're really missing out on some great writing.

Some favorite quips from recent blog posts:

On music videos by Croatia's Johnny Cash: "They could have been shot by Matthew Brady 150 years ago if Brady made music videos instead of battlefield corpsescapes."

On Johnny Cash's American VI: "Only Cash could sing the words, 'Oh Death, where is thy sting?' not as self-pity or a brash challenge, but rather as a teasing lover to a would-be paramour. Cheeky and cool."

From Dear Tiger Woods": "Great speech. I wonder if Chris Matthews forgot you were black for a while."

Experiencing Mountain Dew: "like drinking a sweetened industrial solvent."

On our impending move to another university town: "I keep trying for a passable brave face for her, but all I’ve come up with so far is a perfectly-realized petulant sulk."

Living with Fang keeps me humble about all those expensive degrees I spent a dozen years pursuing. Dude can write circles around me, and his only diploma is from Amphitheater High School in Tucson, Arizona.

Go check him out. And then offer him a job, 'cause we need to get the man some bifocals:


L said...

He is indeed awesome. I'm still LOL about the Chris Matthews comment (thanks to Jon Stewart for me to get that -- oh, and to my hubby for watching it).

Anyway... from his comments here one can already sense he's a great writer with an unparalleled sense of humor. I wish I could be 1/10th as humorous, but I can appreciate it in other people, if that's any consolation.

P.S. Does he cook? (random, out of the blue question, but I'll explain -- I joke, seriously though, that K would be the perfect husband, if only he could cook or help cook, sigh, otherwise, he's perfect, he really is ;-).

L said...

Oh yeah, and I still have to smile every time I remember what he wrote in his blog about him being/having a phd by marriage. :-)

Leslie M-B said...

Alas, he only cooks for the boy, as his specialty is meat, meat, and more meat.

But, like most men, he does do dishes...

Steve said...

I read the blog. Is he that funny in real life? (Comment in the works for your previous post.)

Leslie M-B said...

Steve, yes, he's a hoot and a half. I hope someday the two of you can meet.

Heather Clisby said...

I love this Fang-centric post. I recall during BlogHer, we had fun exchanging Fang stories - the giggles were nonstop. He still makes me laugh more than anyone. My favorite, when I asked him why he was growing a moustache:

"I need an oasis of hairiness to break up my face."

I mean, why get married unless there's going to be guaranteed entertainment?