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July 28, 2011

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was that sadie thompson i saw hiding in the bushes??? and walter huston in the window of the house across the street...

Let us take a moment to remember Ingemar Johansson---whose right was dubbed "the Hammer of Thor," after the Norse god of thunder. His 3rd knockout of Floyd Patterson in June of '59 was an earth-shaking event.

still think sadie's (joan crawford) stunning knockout of missionary davidson (huston) in 1932 was more memorable...and it was in the rain too...a lot of rain...

whenever it rains like this, my wife and I remember (and recite) a poem by a fellow student back in undergrad days. his name was don zink.

ALL DAY RAIN

Like when
it rains,
you know,
all day.

This little film I love; it's like a small poem on the rain. (I would point out,
though, that Jersey Joe Walcott was, I believe, something like 78 when Rocky
Marciano's fist connected to his jaw.)

"And who art thou? said I to the soft-falling shower,
Which, strange to tell, gave me an answer, as here translated:
I am the Poem of Earth, said the voice of the rain..."

Walt

"You love the thunder, and you love the rain." - Jackson Browne

Can I come sit on your porch and have some ice tea?

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