(recited at the Live and Learn conference in St. Louis)
I was so impressed with Marty when i saw him at the L&L conference in October...i didnt even meet the kid, and could tell he was just a great, shining, happy guy! I really liked his whole poem-reciting cowboy thing too....Yeah...
That poem was designed to embarrass me. He had intended to do more trick-gun stuff, and has a long two-gun routine (those are toy guns from WalMart that he modifies a little bit), but changed his plan just before we went and wrote a poem:
My mom made me write this
OF COURSE... I didn't make him write it. But the important thing for him was it had one hundred words, no more. It was the first time he had ever counted words.
If I were in a position of needing to categorize that, I would've called it poetry and writing and geography, but it wasn't any of that. It was humor and performance art.
Thanks for the kind words about Marty, though. I really enjoy being around him.