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take me out to the pogrom

May 10th, 2009 (10:24 pm)
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The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg posted an absolutely amazing article from the WASHINGTON POST of September 1, 1926. The article was originally unearthed by Hall of Fame research librarian Bill Francis, who sent it on to Michael Chabon, who sent it to Goldberg.

Ku Klux Klan Faces Hebrews Labor Day

The Ku Klux Klan and Hebrew All-Star nines will provide local sandlot baseball fans with action Labor day when the clash on the Arlington Horse Show Grounds diamond at 3 o'clock. The Klansmen originally booked the Rialtos, but when that team was not sure of mustering a full club, due to the holiday, the All-Stars were substituted. Both teams have fine records.

The following players, who will represent the Hebrews, will meet at the Jewish community center Monday at 1 o'clock: Nate Sauber, Povich, Myers, Lipkin, Flaherty, J. Sauber, Willie Wolf, Milwit, Jaffe, Gischner, H. Sauber, Sam. Simon and "Ikey" Dreyfus.


...there is SO MUCH MORE to that story than that article lets on. Two questions: 1) Who won?!?! 2) Who was the lucky Klansman who got to call up the Jews?

Seriously. KLAN. VERSUS JEWS. IN BASEBALL.

I think this means that TWILIGHT's vampire baseball is, in fact, officially *not* the most ridiculous game of baseball ever conceived.

David Hines [userpic]

APED: "rocky iv"

May 10th, 2009 (11:16 pm)

mindset requested a poem set to the Soviet Anthem and based on the events of ROCKY IV.

Rocky came Eastward to fight Ivan Drago,
braving the snow for a training montage.
Avenging the death of his old friend Apollo,
who fell underneath the huge Russian's barrage.

(CHORUS)
Balboa! The Italian Stallion.
Go the distance, Rocky, without fail.
No meat to punch here, the lines are too long
unless you're high in the party ranks.
Train as best you can with what you have:
saw wood, split logs and then pull a sledge!

Rocky climbed mountains, the Russian used needles
each of them training to be the best man.
At first Rocky's efforts were clumsy and feeble
and yet he persisted with Duke's training plan!

(CHORUS)

The crowd hated Rocky, and cheered for the Russian,
but soon were won over as blows were exchanged!
Better two men fighting than twenty million,
Dare we to dream: everybody can change!

(CHORUS)

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