December 10th, 2006

Me

I Know Cool People

So I'm at a holiday party last night, chilling with my buds Jeff and Tony, when the hostess comes over and says, "Guys, there's someone I want you to meet."

In walks a tall, handsome Irish man with short, lightish hair, followed by a strikingly beautiful blonde woman.

The hostess says, "This is Garth Ennis and his wife Ruth."

Our jaws just about hit the floor. I shake his hand, tell him how much I enjoyed Preacher and congratulate him on the HBO deal. He seems very pleased about the deal, much more so than he was about a feature film version. Jeff and Tony thank him for writing what they refer to as the best comics series in thirty-odd years, then go on to talk about how awesome Ennis' Punisher run is. He takes our praise graciously without fleeing in terror from three fully grown fanboys.

As usually happens with me, the conversation soon turned to television. We talked about The Wire (his fave!), the U.S. version of The Office (he's a big Jim and Pam fan), the new Doctor Who, Spaced and a bevvy of other shows. Then we told stupid jokes and later had one of those "What's your favorite movie?" conversations that people have at parties but treat really seriously because they've had too much single malt. Anyway, here's one of the jokes he told:

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