Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cowboy saga

Any Texan who has ever traveled abroad can relate to this.

"Texas? You live in Texas?? Like show DALLAS? J.R.???"

When a foreigner knows you have traveled from Texas, maybe they'll ask you if you know George Bush. If you live in "Wild West." If you work a farm. If you ride a horse to work.

Or maybe, they'll ask you if you're a cowboy.

Below, is a series of emails that took place last year between our roomate Caleb's mom's friend's son, Stuart, and another individual - the President of the Hong Kong Cowboy Association. (Yes, you read that right. Hong Kong. Cowboy. Association).

What's the president's name, you ask? John Wayne.......Chang. John Wayne Chang!

I have read these emails so many times in the past 24 hours, laughing and crying all at once. I want to meet John Wayne Chang soooo badly.

Here's the first one:

Ok, just wait. That was the first email. Then Stuart very politely responds:

Apparently, Stuart had included a picture in his last email.

So after that last email, Stuart did not respond.

But after a few days, here is what John Wayne Chang wrote.....regarding the lack of response.


Don't you just want to hug John Wayne Chang and never let go?? "There will be girls at meeting!!!" I want that on a t-shirt.

I love how the whole exchange takes you through all the emotions, as my friend Megan pointed out last night. Amusement....tenderness....disappointment....bottom sex.

To John Wayne Chang and the Hong Kong Cowboy Association (C.H.A.P.S!),

HATS OFF to you!


A Texan


Optimista said...

This is the funniest thing I have read in a LONG time! Thanks so much for the GREAT laugh!!

Megalithic Rick said...

You got jokes(ie Carrie post):D love this post. Btw, are these "real" emails? Just checking ^^

Anonymous said...

Let's join C.H.A.P.S., Tolly.


dan so said...

Solid fucking gold. Seriously.

LOS said...

This is the funniest thing ever!

Austin Eavesdropper said...

Optimista - Haha, no problem! You have to love how sincere JWC (John Wayne Chang) is about it all. :)

Megalithic Rick - Good question. I'd be skeptical too, until I saw the chain of emails....originating from Stuart/JWC himself (and the email forward recipient, Caleb, lives with us)

Megan - Stat.

Dan - Right? You can't make this stuff up!!

LOS - Coming from one of Dan/Rob's best friends, that's high praise indeed

Anonymous said...

Reading John Wayne Chang's emails is like watching porn for me.

Now my copy-editing gland is all swollen.

Your Anonymous copy-editor pal

Ed Verosky said...

That is so FREAKIN' hilarious!! "Do many people tell you you look like famous brokeback cowboy?"

Thanks for this Tolly. You are too cool.

Barbara said...

Oh THANK YOU for that! It was needed laughter on a monday morning!

Austin Eavesdropper said...

Hey Anonymous, Ed, and Barbara. :) Happy to share the Hong Kong Cowboy Association love! Every time I re-read it, I pick out a new favorite element: this morning, I think it's "C.H.A.P.S." Hahaha.

And Anonymous, I bet you're going nuts with all those juicy typos to correct! ;D

Breyonce said...

"Jake Gylinhall and Elisah Wood"?

That would be one pretty, pretty cowboy.

Whether these emails are real or not, there are so many sparkling comedic gems I don't even know where to begin.

Kelly said...

This was so wonderful. I particularly like, "Maybe you can come to my house and we eat beans together." I just imagine him waiting there, clad in Roy Rogers pjs, waiting for his Texan friend to arrive.

Hairygoomer said...

Very funny, but there is nothing I found when I searched the group.
So... I'm just sayin.

bsimms8907 said...

This just became my absolute favorite blog post ever! That is just too funny.