February 13, 2012One of my best friends and certainly a charter member of the Zane Brothers, is having a birthday on Wednesday. Took him to lunch today at the Keg Steakhouse in Desert Ridge. Laughed and laughed, like a couple of immature kids, which is redundant when you really think about it.
Okay, here's one of the pieces of art that will definitely be in the BBB Arizona Centennial package of tomorrow's Arizona Republic. Hint: if you've ever thought that your HOA (Home Owner's Association) was humorless, you will enjoy this bit.
Just got a late call from my editor Phil Boaz, who suggested a humor tweak to my line about "HOA Nazis." Much improved. Part of the trick to achieving top-shelf-humor is to spot better humor from anonymous sources, accept it and then take credit for it when it kills.
"It's not who's first, it's who's best."
This isn't funny, it's sick!"
—HOA board member, Dick Nibbler (with apologies to birthday boy Wonderful Russ, who loves this name and uses it incessantly)