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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.



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 7th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
You forgot "You were amazing in Little Shop of Horrors!!"
Jun. 7th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
Well, if I was going to list everything I'd have to include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Muppet Movie, and Pink Panther for starters... :)

Jun. 7th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
But...but...little shop of horrorrrrrrrsssss!!!!

Dr Orin Scrivello, M.D

"Cos I know, I know that mah momma's proud of me... ohhh Momma!"

Jun. 10th, 2007 07:02 am (UTC)
"Excuse me. May I go to the bathroom first?"
"Of course you may."
"..... Thank you."
Jun. 7th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
And "The Man With Two Brains!" YOU'VE COOKED HER NINES!!!
Jun. 8th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
And who can forget, "The Jerk"?
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