Re: Rogue to be launched tomorrow
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Sorry, I did have Charles confused with Bert.
Anyway we will miss you there, Charles.
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As easy as it is to confuse Charles, I believe in this case Stan has him confused with Bert Piboin, whose pun-off attendance record exceeds mine by several years. While not exactly a later rival to the event, I don’t think Charles’ participation goes back any farther than Stan’s does.
BTW - Bert Piboin is stepping down after a 3 year term on the board of the Brush Square Museums Foundation (Formerly known as the Friends of O.Henry) but will remain more-or-less in Austin and very likely will continue to attend and/or participate in the Pun-Off for many jeers to come.
If my memory serves me right, you hold the record for either the most Pun-Offs attended or the most Pun-Offs participated in, and we will all miss your presence and participation each May. I only wish is you had let us know so we could have honored you from the podium a few weeks ago.
By the way, how many years will it take Gary to match your record.
Good luck indoor new home.
Since my better half and I will move to Poland for a year or two in about a week, I thought it appropriate to come up with a Rogue with an Eastern European theme. I'll launch it tomorrow about 2 p.m. CST. It won't be anything of an imaginative nature like Gary's limericks, but rather a mixture of punning genres, some of them oldies (but goodies).
One of the regulars on this list asked me what the story on Poland was. I had a Fulbright lectureship there during the 1979-81 academic years, Beata was my student, and we married a f ew years later. I joke that I wanted a young, pretty wife and she wanted a green card. We celebrated our 30th anniversary this past April, so it was obviously more than a sugar daddy relationship. Again, I joke that she was looking for three things in a husband: looks, money, and education. Well, one out of three ain't bad! I do have a Ph.D.