Okay, as usual, Estleman has me laughing out loud in his Valentino books, this time, “Shoot.”  A brief excerpt:

“I seem to recall the name,” Broadhead said.  (Valentino replies)

” I’m not surprised.  You probably know all the aliases Rin Tin Tin used when he checked into a hotel with Lassie.”

“Lassie was a female impersonator.  The Kaiser would never have allowed Rin Tin Tin into the German Army if he were gay…”

Below is me last week at work, feeling that way today…and all the gumbo, just had to share Hank Williams’ classic homage to La Louisiana, sung by a dearly departed and iconic country music legend!