John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
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Open Letter to Steve Martin

John "The Gneech" Robey
Herndon, VA
June 7, 2007

Steve Martin
P.O. Box 929
Beverly Hills, CA, 90213

Dear Mr. Martin,

I enjoy your work tremendously. Nobody growing up in the '70s and '80s such as myself could have failed to hear of you of course, during the days when you had an arrow through your head and sang about King Tut all the time. But truth to be told I didn't pay much attention to you until Roxanne and L.A. Story, both of which I enjoyed from start to finish and continue to watch often. (I am looking forward to getting the anniversary edition of L.A. Story so I can finally see John Lithgow's scenes.) After that I discovered Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (somewhat late, I realize), and have been a fan ever since.

However, what actually prompted me to write was that I just read Pure Drivel and wanted you to know that I laughed so hard, I broke all my furniture. I'm pretty sure I received several funny looks when I cracked up about the "Hey You Bub Institute".

I am a humorist (primarily in webcomics) and a writer myself, and hope that someday you might write an introduction to one of my books ... or failing that, that I might write an introduction to one of yours. Until that happy day comes, however, I'll simply close this letter with a thank you for all your fine work.

Thank you!

John "The Gneech" Robey

PS: "I laughed so hard, I broke all my furniture!" is not actually my line, I stole it from Robert Loren Fleming. However, as I'm not copying him on this letter, I don't think he's likely to object.
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