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14
May

The Book I’m Not Writing

When former Yankee Fritz Peterson takes a few minutes out of his day to drop you a note, you’re glad you did it. When the Dodgers’ Maury Wills phones on a cold, dark winter evening just to tell you how much he enjoyed your work, you feel warm all over...
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07
May

Do Dah (Birth)Day

I turned 65 yesterday. Okay, that’s over with. So thanks to everyone who sent well-wishes. Also thanks to everyone that didn’t want to mention my age or didn’t know about it or just didn’t give a shit. You all are very special to me. And thanks to Health and Human...
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13
Apr

Funny Man

Passover seders were a little less jovial this week than they’ve been for the last 90 years. Don Rickles left us last Thursday and suddenly the world isn’t as funny anymore.   Mr. Rickles was not only the funniest man I’ve ever seen, he also was the biggest gambler I’ve...
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26
Mar

March Madness? Not For Me.

“Nah, I got no interest in it.” Wanna get into our office pool? “Nah, I got no interest in it.” Who do you think will win? “I really don’t care, I got no interest in it.” You ready for the tournament? “Nah, I got no interest in it.” That’s what...
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12
Mar

That Nasty “R” Word

Relegation. Whether you communicate in the Queen’s English or the abridged version we’ve used over here for the past 240 years or even Alabama-speak, it’s one of those words that never gets a smile. It’s like diarrhea, constipation, syphilis, heart attack, and erectile dysfunction. There’s nothing too cheery about them,...
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26
Feb

Boxingham

  “I’ll take Boxing for one hundred, Alex.” What North American city currently holds the title as the heavyweight boxing capital of the world? “That’s easy Alex. What is ‘Las Vegas, Nevada’!” Bzzzzzzzzzz. Oh, I’m so sorry. The correct answer is Birmingham, Alabama. Yep, the Birmingham, Alabama of segregation, then...
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23
Feb

Soothing as a Foghorn

The bad news is it’ll set you back about two million bucks. The good news though: ┬áit comes with a 90 day parts and labor warranty. Yes, if you happen to be in the market for a MRI machine, take a look at the newest GE. It’s a marvel, unless...
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12
Feb

Heads I Win

I really didn’t give a flying flip about who won the Super Bowl but now that it’s a week later, I’m still not sure I can make heads nor tails about how it ended. To me, it just isn’t right no matter the sport, that after regulation play ends both...
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