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Recently leaked: Did you hear the one…?

Standing guest Grand Lake emcee J. Diego Frey’s crowd pleasers were just telexed over.  Enjoy!

CROSS THE ROAD

JD Frey: at first he was interim emcee, and then we hired him outright...

JD Frey: at first he was interim emcee, and then we hired him outright...

 

 Why did the novelist cross the road?
–It’s a long story…

Why did the poet cross the road?
–The road is a metaphor…you know, for our separateness from each other.

Why did the memoirist cross the road?
–To answer that, I need to explain how my grandfather came to be in the same town as his future wife, my grandmother, by the strangest of coincidences that only seem to show up in very compelling novels.

Why did the short fiction writer cross the road?
–She didn’t cross it.  That’s the whole point.

Why did the YA fiction writer cross the road?
–Cute boys!!

Why did the language poet cross the road?
—      curb/stone
         far near far near
         death of words
         happy/happy
         sad stone curb

Why did the screenplay writer cross the road?
–The mcguffin, dammit.  It’s always the damn mcguffin.

 JD Frey–July 26, 2009

2 comments on “Recently leaked: Did you hear the one…?

  1. Nancy Graham
    August 4, 2009

    Genius! I forwarded this to about a million people (with appropriate credit to J. Diego) because it is ridiculously funny.

  2. andreadupree
    August 5, 2009

    Hey, Nancy. He was indeed inspired. We didn’t release him emceeing duty the whole week. 🙂

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