Dedicated to the Memory of's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
In The News
Voting Station
Roy Blount, Jr.
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
    (October 4, 1941- )
    Born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    Raised in Decatur, Georgia
    Contributing editor to 'Sports Illustrated' (1968-75) and 'Atlantic Monthly' (1981- )
    Wrote 'About Three Bricks Shy of a Load' (1974), 'Crackers' (1980), 'One Fell Soup' (1982), 'What Men Don't Tell Women' (1984), 'Not Exactly What I Had In Mind' (1985), 'It Grows On You' (1986), 'Now, Where Were We?' (1988), 'First Hubby' (1990), 'Camels Are Easy, Comedy's Hard' (1991), 'Roy Blount's Book on Southern Humor' (1994), 'I Am the Cat, Don't Forget That: Feline Expressions' (2004), 'Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans' (2005), 'Long Time Leaving: Dispatches from Up South' (2007), 'Alphabet Juice' (2008) and 'Alphabetter Juice: Or the Joy of Text' (2011)
    Panelist on NPR's 'Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!'
    Recurring guest on 'A Prairie Home Companion'
    Last name pronounced 'blunt'
    He described himself as a 'humorist-novelist- journalist-dramatist-lyricist- lecturer-reviewer-versifier-sportswriter -screenwriter-philologist-biographer of sorts.'
    He said, 'People are more impressed when I tell them I have been on a cheesy talk show than when I tell them I have written a book. That seems a shame.'
    He appeared with Bill Murray in TV promos for the NBA.
    He wrote the script for the Bill Murray flop 'Larger Than Life.'
    After moving to New York City he noted, 'I feel more Southern up here because of people’s reactions to the way I talk.... I think there’s lots of virtue in a Southern accent, lots of juice that I don’t want to give up.'
    He is a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary.
    Norman Mailer said, 'Page for page, Blount is as funny as anyone I've read in a long time' and 'Time' said he was 'in the tradition of the great curmudgeons like H.L. Mencken and W.C. Fields.'
    He described the pun as 'The lowest form of wit, it used to be said, but that was before Ann Coulter.'

Credit: C. Fishel

    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 44 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 125 Votes: 63.20% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 375 Votes: 84.27% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 166 Votes: 69.88% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 115 Votes: 61.74% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 193 Votes: 55.44% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 60 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
Annoying Collections
Site News