July 2, 2009
Me: I don’t know. I think educated people should know who John Huss was.
Wife: Well, you can help them.
Me: Really, I also think that educated people should know who Oliver Tambo is, but I accept that they don’t.
Wife: “Blargarrrrrrah.” That’s all I hear when you get into your pseudo-intellectual stuff.
Me: I am not a pseudo-intellectual. I am an actual intellectual.
Wife: [long raspberry]
June 30, 2009
Me: Like my father says I’m an “Oliver Tambo fan,” he’s kind of a John
Me: It’s a cruel twist of fate that he’s not one of the pivotal figures of world history. Now there’s a guy who was literally ahead of his time.
Wife: “Literally” ahead of his time?
Me: Yeah, “literally.”
Wife: You mean like he was out of phase?
Me: Exactly—like the Re’tu.
Wife: That would explain why nobody’s heard of him then.