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October 17, 2003

“You know, I don’t think you’re here just for the huntin’.” A “Southern Heritage” website linked to a post by John Scalzi, causing him to receive another wave of email from offended fans of the Confederacy.

Scalzi, a three-time Olympic gold medalist in brushing back nitwits, responded by posting a handy set of links to all of his posts on this subject over the years. The link titles alone will leave you breathless. The posts are pretty good, too. [01:35 PM]

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Comments on "You know, I don't think you're here just for the huntin'.":

Erik V. Olson ::: (view all by) ::: October 17, 2003, 02:36 PM:

In a completely off topic reply, all I can add is "No, no, it's just ice cream."

Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: October 17, 2003, 04:55 PM:

"I want another of those crunchy pies, like you gave me before!"

Erik V. Olson ::: (view all by) ::: October 17, 2003, 06:56 PM:

"I lost the first, broke the second, and I swear to God you never gave me a third one."

James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: October 18, 2003, 10:27 AM:

"They had so much fun I took 'em to the circus too."

Alan Bostick ::: (view all by) ::: October 18, 2003, 12:09 PM:

"I don't know where you've been, but it looks like you won First Prize."

Kevin J. Maroney ::: (view all by) ::: October 18, 2003, 11:16 PM:

"Okay, but you have to promise not to hit me so hard."

That punchline actually appeared in a Comics Code-approved issue of Cary Bates and Pat Broderick's Captain Atom in the late 1980s. However, the setup did not.

Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: October 20, 2003, 11:44 AM:

OK, I know a couple of those jokes, but not all of them. Somebody wanna clue me in (email or here, don't care)?

I ask only because they sound funny, especially the "...lost the first..." one.

Eloise Mason ::: (view all by) ::: October 20, 2003, 05:48 PM:

I'm with Xopher. Though I might claim the Fifth on exactly which I *do* know, and how old I was when I learned them. :->