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Heels on the move…

“Shoot for the moon – if you miss, you may hit a star.”
– Walter “Killer” Kowalski

Eh. So astrophysics was not Walter “Killer” Kowalski’s strong suit. He was an electrical engineer for a while, though, before turning to professional wrestling. Kowalski spent thirty years rassling as a professional heel, or bad guy (though he doesn’t appear to have been one, really). He spent the last thirty running a rassling school in Massachusetts (yeah…you don’t think they just take guys off the street and let them whale away on each other, do you? There’s education involved).

Kowalski died Saturday at the age of 81. Pretty good for a big dude (6’7″ in his yoof).

Speaking of heels and frauds, Jeremiah Wright has resurfaced in the US. He preached a sermon at a black church in Houston on Sunday that MSNBC bizarrely called “conciliatory.” (For a preview of the ugly we have in store in the next few weeks, cruise MSNBC’s comments sections).

“Twenty years ago, a scrawny little kid with a pointed nose and big ears — mama from Kansas and daddy from Kenya,” he began. “An ordinary black boy raised in a single-parent home. The boy walked into my office 20 years ago to talk about his dream for a community that concentrated on things that we could achieve in common, things that united us rather than to focus on all the problems and the issues in the community about which we disagree or the things that divided us.”

Yep. Still taking credit for Obama. I loved this observation: “This ordinary boy just might be the first president in the history of the United States to have a black woman sleeping at 1600 Pennsylvania, legally.”

What does that even mean? Seriously? When was it illegal for a black woman to sleep in the White House? Wright is going to be SO much fun, if he sticks around.

Right! That’s it! It’s Labor Day and I’m still officially restesing. It’s going to be another gorgeous day in New England, and I’m going to do today what I did yesterday — pop the top on the Weaselmobile and cruise the backroads into Connecticut farm country.

Did I mention the pie? There was pie!

September 1, 2008 — 6:31 am
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