Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Birthday to the man whose practices weren't designed for our enjoyment

Happy Birthday to Coach Norman Dale, legendary coach of of the 1952 Hickory High Indiana High School Basketball champs. That's right, Gene Hackman's birthday is today. Guess how old he is?


You want motivation? Check out Coach Dale firing up Jimmy Chitwood and the boys before the big game.

Then there is Captain Frank Ramsey, USS Alabama, who does not have time to fuck around when the Russians are fueling their missiles!

Then there's Agent Rupert Anderson, who thought he had died and was in hell, until he realized he was just in Mississippi.

How about Little Bill Daggett who I guess you think is kicking English Bob. But it ain't so. What he's doing is talking, you hear? He's talking to all those villains in Missouri. All those villains down there in Cheyenne. And what he's saying is there ain't no whores' gold. And if there was, how they wouldn't want to come lookin' for it anyhow.

That leaves us with the great Royal O'Reilly Tenenbaum, 1932-2001, Died Tragically Rescuing His Family From The Wreckage Of A Destroyed Sinking Battleship.

I always wanted to be a Tenenbaum.

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