A retired dentist who loves to fish. "Open wide," he mutters to the unseen fish
as he waits for a tug on the line. "Now bite down. This may sting just a
Then of course, there's the way Keillor used to close his broadcast stories:
"That's the news from Lake Woebegon, where all the men are smart, the women
are good looking, and all the children are above average."
Keillor has a sort of low-key, "Huh? Whuzzat?" humor that I'm very fond of.
I have a Steven King line I'm fond of too. It's from _The_Dead_Zone, and it's
not funny at all, but I find it to be true. Johnny Smith is talking to the
wealthy father of the boy he's been hired to tutor. The father says something
to the affect that there are three kinds of people in the world. 95 percent
of the people are drones, zeroes. One percent are saints and one percent
are devils, and that two percent are born the way they are. The other
three percent_the people who get the vast majority of things in the world
done_are the people who do what they say they will do.
of him as a classical author and you'll have a real good time. I recommend