Ooooohhh, lordy. I just found out about something while listening to Morning Edition today:
The O. Henry Pun-Off in Austin, TX
Holy dream come true.
Although, I think if I were to enter, I would get creamed because as it is, I'm having a hard time trying to think of one under the pressure of writing a blog about a pun contest.
But I definitely know a few people who would be all about this thing. And, of course, the champion would have to be my brother's soon-to-be-father-in-law (that's a lot of hyphens), B il Bur ke.
When I told him that I was buying the new legal absinthe, he didn't miss a beat:
"Really?" I said.
"Yeah, and when you do it sounds like this, 'hhhaaandahhh.' "
"Hm," I said.
"So, it's just like they say:
Absinthe makes the fart go Honda."
Check out the details of the O. Henry Pun-Off here.