While enjoying the greatest movie of all time this past weekend, The Godfather, I slipped up and referred to Fredo as “Frodo” instead. Gary nearly choked on laughter and couldn’t get the jokes out of his system fast enough. I had to listen to dramatic exclamations of the Godhobbits, the Fellowship of the Corleones, and other witty gems, but just as he got on a roll, the stitches in his side and his recent surgery got the best of him.
Gary had to alternate his ridiculing laughter with yelps of pain, since chortling at his own jokes apparently strained his stitches and made his side hurt even worse.
“Ha ha, OH! Ha ha, OH!”
Gasping for breath, he told me, “I have a lot more jokes, but it will hurt to say them.”
Later, he told me, “That Frodo comment is one of the funniest things you’ve said in a long time.”
Glad I can entertain.