On last night’s ‘Pete Holmes Show,’ Patton Oswalt talked about his lifelong love of Dungeons and Dragons, and how he and his middle-aged friends (Brian Posehn, Chris Hardwick, etc.) were in a D&D group a few years ago. His wife, however, was not a fan.
“I remember my wife saying,” Oswalt tells Holmes, “this is the saddest mid-life crisis I have ever seen … I would be less creeped out if you guys were going to strip clubs. I am secretly kind of hoping that I’ll find out that you guys are using this as a kind of cover to just go to strip clubs and get drunk.”
I suspect my wife feels similarly about my annual weekend trips to Vegas to draft a fantasy football team. The pictures I text her of 12 guys sitting in a room with laptops in front of a giant draft board are always so depressing to her.
“You’re in Vegas drafting a pretend team? But you’re going out to a strip club afterwards, right?”
“Well, no. After the draft, we spend six hours staring at the board and breaking down everyone’s draft and scouring the leftovers for possible free agent pick-ups.”
“If you want to continue being married to me, please never tell me that again.”
Anyway, Oswalt also showed a picture of him in his sixth grade D&D club, which he also tweeted around recently.