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By LuAnn Schindler

-Isms: Original views on life in rural America


I first met Vinne about 10 years ago, when he ventured from Boulder, Colorado, to Norfolk, to participate in the amateur division of the Great American Comedy Festival.

He had a presence on stage that was hard to forget. He paced back and forth, wearing a path, like a tennis ball ricocheting side-to-side. And, there was something about his voice. He commanded attention. His timing was impeccable, delivering the twist of a joke.

He made an impression. We chatted after the competition and friended each other on social media, where I continue to follow his antics.

I imagine Vinnie exhibits som...

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