Rusty, a born teacher, enjoys sharing his knowledge as does Cliff Claven. Many a question is answered by him stating “interestingly enough” or “it’s a little known fact.”
He gets charged up in front of a crowd by telling jokes. For certain classes his comedy routine is fueled by the laughter and participation of his students.
Every class comes with the name tag request which leads Rusty into the story about “the lady in the shop the other day.” Rusty says “hi, you look so familiar and what is your name?” The woman replies exasperated “Rusty, we’ve been married for fourteen years.” He goes on to say “I know that, but what is your name?”
The resulting laughter fuels the fire prompting more memory jokes. Rusty shares that Claire makes a memory salve using rosemary essential oil, olive oil and beeswax. Folks always ask him “where do you apply the memory salve?” He replies, “ask Claire, I can’t remember.”
Cheesy jokes are his favorite stand up act. There’s the “no whey” or “whey cool” responses that pop up during class, in addition with “all the whey” when making reference to the albuminous protein. One of the steps in making the cheese is to preserve it in paraffin, so he’ll hold up a red block of it asking its identity. If no one answers, he’ll jokingly say “none of your cheese wax.”
His mushroom class has “fun guy” humor whereas his soap classes always end with him touting on his “soap box.”
As always his students go home with knowledge, a homemade item, and lots of belly-filled laughter. These are all good therapies for the brain, the body and the soul to live longer, happier, and healthier.
Come on out and laugh with him; that “lady in the shop” sure recommends his humor.