I talked to an old man in my quest to find Don Optner.
“I know Jim Opnter.”
“No, I want Don.”
“Claimed he made the best barbecue, period. Grew his own herbs and such and it was awfully good.”
“He set up the Cook County Barbecue-off. Had three Weber grills running and a tent. Hoped to make a fortune. People came from all over.
“A stranger had a pretty good sauce, worrying Don.
“Don went back for more herbs and some kids destroyed his setup with a firehose. Said it was rain.
I left him, mid-sentence.
A maybe not so successful attempt at a parody of a parody, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. Why Weber grills? Look up the short story and the frog’s name ;) OK, Weber, Webster, a little different…
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