Painting fences, scrubbing decks, waxing cars, etc.

I decided I want to get better at doing stuff around the house. You know, painting fences, scrubbing decks, waxing cars, etc. So the super at my mom's housing development agreed to help me out and teach me this stuff.

So I went over to his house to start learning but he just started showing me karate moves. And I'm like, um, ok. But then for three days straight he had me doing nothing but karate moves. Finally, I was like, "Listen dude. I came hear to learn how to paint fences and scrub decks and wax cars, not do your karate for you!"

Anyone not see where this is going yet? I can continue if I have to. I can enter a car waxing competition against the evil car waxers from the other side of town. "Sweep the wrist, Johnny! Sweep the wrist!" There can be a sequel to this where I start scrubbing decks in Okinawa. Alas, I think that's enough though.


5 Comment(s)

Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/15/08, 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Kevin said...

Haha...I like it and see what you mean about drawing it out and letting the audience decide when to laugh. I think you could trim it a bit and make it more compact though, without losing that effect.

8/16/08, 12:12 AM  
Blogger Matt Ruby said...

Kevin: Yeah, I agree...could get to the point quicker.

8/16/08, 12:55 PM  
Blogger Abbi said...

In Comic Insights (Franklin Ajaye), there is much talk about the value of economizing when it comes to joke-writing. Particularly the Elaine Boozler interview. She or some other comic says, (paraphrasing) "if I can't write a joke, I can take three words out of an old joke, and that's just as good."

8/18/08, 11:57 AM  
Blogger Abbi said...

Correction: Elayne Boosler. RESPECT.

8/18/08, 11:58 AM