Wednesday, October 6, 2021

the last book I ever read (Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir by Norm Macdonald, excerpt three)

from Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir by Norm Macdonald:

“I bet you have good stories about Sam, don’t you, Norm?”

“Oh, sure. I remember one time we were flying from Toronto to Winnipeg, Sam and I, and before we took off the captain came over the intercom, as is the custom on airplanes. ‘Good morning,’ the captain said. ‘This is your captain, Pat Johnson, and we will be flying—’ and Sam gave out a wild scream: ‘NOOOOOO!!!!! NOT CRASH JOHNSON! NOT CRASH JOHNSON!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!’ Well, it was about the funniest thing I’d ever head, the idea that this captain had been in so many accidents that his nickname was Crash. That just busted me up and I started laughing and couldn’t stop. Of course, nobody else found it funny at all—it caused quite an alarm—and Sam got himself a good talking-to by the girls that bring you the little drinks, but he didn’t care. He had me laughing hard, which I guess was the only thing he was after. He apologized to the girls, giggling the whole time. You know, that old Sam giggle.”

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