Here is a short email thread that concluded with a comment from
Jos that made me laugh out loud.
Joel and I had been exchanging emails on an upbeat topic. After telling Joel what would make me happy, as an afterthought to amuse, I added a comment telling Joel what would really make me happy. Then Joel shared it with Jos, who truly made it funny. Here's the email:
> If Jos wears a dress tomorrow, > I may just explode with happiness, ecstacy, > euphoria, and other sordid pleasures. > renee. At 03:11 PM 9/24/98 -0700, Joel Black wrote: At the risk of oversharing Renée's feelings without permission, I now send to you, Jos, an excerpt from a thread currently ongoing twixt the fair Renée and mine own humble self.
Now up to this point, I had often heard about the time that Jos showed up in a dress at work (I think he won the "costume" contest that day). The story was legendary and it made people smile whenever they told it, but I had never seen any evidence--not even a picture.
Here's what Jos had to say about it:
From: Jos Claerbout [email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, September 24, 1998 3:34 PM To: Joel Black; Renée Gentry Subject: Re: Jos in a dress... Not to appear overly bold, or anything ... But why in God's name would I wear a dress to work?!?!?!!? What do you think I am - light in the loafers? Sheesh. Jos
Ha! Jos made the legend even larger by denying the whole thing! ;-)