Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Elongated Lunch

Long lunch with Tom Franklin. All our lunches are long. We talked about the Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin movie THAT'S MY BOY (not to be confused with the current Adam Sandler movie of the same title), Tom's favorite. He said it came on unexpectedly one morning when (as a kid) he was supposed to be in church. "Worth more than all the sermons I ever heard," he said. Then we talked a lot about superheroes, including The Elongated Man. Tom couldn't stop laughing about The Elongated Man sticking his elongated ear down a chimney to hear the bad guys' plans. "Look! An ear in the chimney!" Tom recalled the bad guys saying. That's what made Tom laugh so much he could barely tell me.