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On 2012-01-18 10:07, Marlin1894 wrote:
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Where's Balducci?


His post count may be down a little bit today. With Wikipedia being blacked out and all.

Lol. Contrary to popular belief, I use Wikipedia and Google far less than you might imagine.
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Lol. Contrary to popular belief, I use Wikipedia and Google far less than you might imagine.


lol! Just pulling your leg. Couldn't resist.
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Mixed feeling about Ali. His treatment of Frazier, after Frazier supported him and even offered financial assistance, was truly disgusting.
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I agree , Chessman. Definitely a top three heavyweight of all time, but resorted to some very underhanded tactics.
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On 2012-01-17 16:27, S2000magician wrote:
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On 2012-01-17 16:23, Al Angello wrote:
Ali did I believe a thumb tip trick for Ed Bradley on 60 minutes, laughed, and showed Ed how it was done.

Now that you mention it, I believe that you're correct: Ed Bradley, not Mike Wallace; that makes more sense. He also showed everyone watching 60 minutes how it was done.


Yea but magicians were afraid to call him on exposure for fear of a but whipping.
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I posted this in the Tannen's Memories thread a while back:

"It was somewhere around the early '80s, I think...couldn't have been much past ‘82 or '83...but that is sketchy.

I was a really geeky older teen freak. When the fellow manning the shop heard I was from a small town in Quebec, he brought me to see the view from his back office, which looked down on or near Times Square.

I think back now and realize how I actually "missed" the deeper experience.

How could I have known it was all so ephemeral, soon to fade away into the annals of history?

Without advance buzz, Muhammad Ali walked in and the place went dead silent. He was like human electricity. I have been in the presence of a few personalities. No one came close to the charisma of Ali. In the realm of Forteana, we use a term called "The OZ effect." Ali made you glow; you felt both real and unreal, as if you were simultaneously inside a movie and watching that same movie unfold.

Then, he looked at me! The champ looked at me and he smiled!

I was born in '64, the year Ali won the Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the '70s, that strange decade of eclectic Superstars (Bruce Lee, the new/ "old" Elvis, Evel Knievel, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, etc., etc.), Ali transcended them all. He was a God.

I practically floated down to the street after he left...I was in the presence of a Supernova.

Ali...magical charisma.

My Tannen’s memory...thanks for the self-indulgence."
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Dag, Lobo, that was great! Wonder if anyone has ever come out with a video of all these fights? Along my walk down memory lane are several times (big screen TV) that I barely got to my seat before the fight was over. Thanks for the memories...
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He used to come into Magic Island in Newport Beach all the time. I stole his watch twice. He was a wonderful gentleman in person, and one of the few celebrities that made me feel silly and fanlike to be around.

His hands are HUGE, and his wrists are like two by fours.
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Yes it is terrible what Ali did to Joe Frazier. He made him a very, very rich man, and his poor family lives in palatial mansions today because of Ali's taunting Joe. The story I heard was Ali visited Joe at his house and said "you trash talk me, I'll trash talk you, and we will both do well (Ali didn't actually say DO WELL, but his words are too impolite for me to repeat)
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Frazier took it a bit far after Ali got the Palsey, IMO.
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Ali apologized (decades later) and said that Frazier was right to be bitter. I'm an Ali fan, but his comments about Frazier were beyond decent, and beyond what's acceptable to promote a fight (e.g. characterizing Frazier as an Uncle Tom). Ali knew it, and he finally admitted it.
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Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2012-01-25 13:43, Al Angello wrote:
Yes it is terrible what Ali did to Joe Frazier. He made him a very, very rich man, and his poor family lives in palatial mansions today because of Ali's taunting Joe. The story I heard was Ali visited Joe at his house and said "you trash talk me, I'll trash talk you, and we will both do well (Ali didn't actually say DO WELL, but his words are too impolite for me to repeat)


That must be why Frazier was bitter toward Ali, then. Smile Doesn't appear as if Frazier was interested in accepting Ali's proposition, either. More to life than money - a lot more. Calling Joe the white man's fighter, a gorilla...
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One thing that always bothered me was when the Olympic Committee decided to re-issue the Olympic Gold medal to Ali. Of course everyone knows that Ali threw his Gold Medal in the river. That just didn't sit right with me. After all the stories we hear of former Gold medal winners who were forced to sell their medals to put food on the table, or because they had family medical bills, they were not "re-issued" a Gold Medal. But the guy who throws his away gets another one. The same guy who refused to fight for his country.

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A great man, no.
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