Monday, March 29, 2010

A Master of the Tall Tale

Take heed, for this is how a Tale is rendered:


I said, "Jerry, they ain't no way."
An' he says, "I'll show ye'!"


Editors Note: No relation. Really.

18 comments:

Mikesbo said...

My uncle Joe was the same way, story tellin', except with a west Texas accent. "Boy, Ahll tellya whhhhat..."

JACIII said...

"Benny. His mother fixed my title."

Michael Maier said...

I reckon that calls for another shot o' whiskey. That done beats all.

Clint said...

I loved that so much that I actually use it in my college writing classes.  I showed it to the students and told them that THAT was how you tell a story (for Creative Writing), but that it was NOT how you write an academic essay..

Either way, it was awesome.

Bill said...

Hey, I just figured out what Nate's been doing;
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/03/29/GA2010032903934.html?hpid=artslot

JACIII said...

It is interesting to note some of the words and syntax are from English spoken in colonial days and beyond. Hill folk use them, and are criticized as bumpkins for it, without realizing there is a touch of the Continent still in their dialect.

WaterBoy said...

I just find it amusing that he had a pre-1962 Harley going 115mph through the curve.

Clint said...

Well, the hiway patrol said it was 115. The needle was bouncing...

JACIII said...

It's a tall tale, Bill. The area he's speaking of would tax a pro rider on a BMWSS1000R to do 100mph in those curves.

JACIII said...

300 feet up!

JACIII said...

And smoked a pack of Lucky Strikes on the way to the hospital.

Mikesbo said...

There ain't no way!

家瑩 said...

Unable to give you a heart. so have a reply to push up your post. ........................................

JACIII said...

"They" ain't no way.

WaterBoy said...

Yes...hence, why I found it amusing.  As if anyone could take that particular bike through a curve at that speed.

And I'm not Bill, thank you. :-P

Clint said...

These are facts. You can ask anybody about it.

Clint said...

and come down on his head in a pile of rocks, but it didn't addle him none.

Michael Maier said...

What can you say? Some dudes' heads are just harder than others'.