Again the mantle of pity descended upon me like a wet, sodden blanket
April 21, 2017 7:11 AM   Subscribe

In February, 93-year-old Tom Sitter entered The Moth in Madison StorySLAM storytelling contest in Madison, Wisconsin. He told about his Valentine's Day experience in 1933, when he was in third grade. Sitter scored the competition's first-ever perfect ten. [laughter and cheers; h/t Miss Cellania]. The Moth previously.
posted by Johnny Wallflower (8 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
As it started, I was a little worried that it was just going to be 9 minutes of an old man describing girls he used to know in objectifying terms, but it does get past that. Having lived basically that same experience, I could really feel for him by the end.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:05 AM on April 21, 2017 [2 favorites]

That is a good story that gets better as it goes. Thanks for the post!
posted by languagehat at 8:22 AM on April 21, 2017 [2 favorites]

I LOLed. Literally.
posted by COD at 8:52 AM on April 21, 2017 [1 favorite]

Me too. I won't commit the cardinal sin of analyzing why it works, but just say, terrific.
posted by martin q blank at 9:48 AM on April 21, 2017

Not just really funny, but affirming. I've had a couple of Jimmy Sweeneys in my life, too.
posted by LooseFilter at 10:22 AM on April 21, 2017

Good story, great timing. It made me laugh out loud.

Thanks Johnnyw.
posted by mule98J at 11:20 AM on April 21, 2017

The classic Bob Newhart delivery.
posted by arzakh at 5:00 AM on April 22, 2017

Jimmy Stewart tells the funniest joke he's ever heard.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:03 AM on April 23, 2017

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