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One of my favourite writers is the American, Tom Wolfe. He wrote a story one time in the Sixties about the California car culture and the title was, "There Goes (Varoom! Varoom!) That Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby" and anybody who can write a story with a title on it like that is all right with me.
Like Wolfe, I sometimes write in the present tense, mainly because I’m too lazy to stick to the rules of grammar when I write in the past or the future tenses. It’s easier to be now, as he would say.
Wolfe’s trademark is his white suit. Many years ago, when I was young and skinny, I dressed in a white suit once and I thought I looked like him but then some woman told me I looked like Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice so I put it away and I never wore it again. (That’s kind of how Wolfe writes, if you’ve never read his stuff.)
There’s a point here. Tom Wolfe wrote a lot of sentences that ended with an exclamation mark! He wrote a story once called "The Last American Hero is Junion Johnson. Yes!" and the reason I’m bringing this up today is because I really, really would have loved to see what Tom Wolfe would have done with a guy like Joe Nelms to write about.
Nelms is a Nashville pastor who delivered the invocation before a NASCAR race last Saturday night and he gave thanks to God for Goodyear and Sunoco and every thing and everybody in between, including his "smokin' hot wife!"
I can tell you right now that the name of the Tom Wolfe article on Joe Nelms would have been, "The Best NASCAR Pre-Race Invocation Ever. Yes!"
Watch the video below:
On Monday, Nelms, of Nashville’s First Baptist Church, said he didn’t want to do "cookie-cutter prayers (a shot at NASCAR’S many ‘cookie-cutter' race tracks, incidentally)" and told Serius Satellite Radio’s Tradin’ Paint program that, "I want to get somebody’s attention, so that’s been our desire every time we’ve been up there, to try to make an impact on the fans and give them something they’ll remember and maybe they’ll go home on a Friday night or a Saturday night and say, ‘Maybe I ought to get up and go to church in the morning.’ "
Some people would say Amen to that, but I just say Yes!