Thursday, April 7, 2011

When Oscar Wilde Died, He Apparently Left Me His Talent

A recent blog post about my story "Intellectuals in Bubbatown" said:
Two things leaped out at me from this story: One, Mr. Conaway has the best ear for Texas dialect since Dan Jenkins. Two: When I was in San Antonio a while back I read on a plaque on a wall by the bar in the Hotel Menger that Oscar Wilde had visited that bar back a ways in the century and astounded the cowboys who, to a man, said, "We liked the hell out of the little feller,but you jest cain't understand a WORD he says." If I didn't know better i'd say that this story could have been written by Oscar after he met the Texans. Thirdly (yeah, I know thats three things. Sue me.): That's way too funny a tale for words to express. Thanks for the highlight Kaye. Major fun.
- ajhayes2

That's the first time I've ever been mentioned in the same sentence as Oscar Wilde. It makes up for that blog post that called me the Antichrist.

(My thanks to Kaye George, who commented on my story in Chris Rhatigan's blog Death by Killing. And to whomever ajhayes2 is.)

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Tony! You're in great company. By the way, I just bought an Oscar Wilde action figure (as my cousin said, "who knew there'd be a market for it?") Bought it in an independent book store in Manayunk.
    Gerri George

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  2. Hey Wayne,

    I run Death by Killing. ajhayes2 is AJ Hayes, one of our regular contributors and a very perceptive reader.

    --Chris Rhatigan

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  3. Wayne A. "Tony" ConawayApril 12, 2011 at 2:51 PM

    My thanks to Kaye, Chris and AJ for talking up "Intellectuals in Bubbatown" on Chris' Death by Killing site. And thank you too, Gerri.

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