Re: Re Soundings

08/10/05 - posted by jb

Hi Will,

I may have scratched on the e-mail I sent you with more pool shark monikers than you can shake a que at. Just want to thank you for your invitation and naration into a world most folks never book a ticket to see. All may not be lost since, ironically, Heinrich Boll won a Nobel Prize for "Billiard at Half-Past Nine" his alligorical account about Nazi Germany and yet more people recognize the name of "Fast Eddie" Felson. Never one to discount a caveat on the dangers of fascism, but maybe Fast Eddie was more universally uplifting in saying "Just had to show those creeps and those punks what the game is like when it's great, when it's really great. You know, like anything can be great, anything can be great. I don't care - brick-laying can be great if a guy knows. If he knows what he's doin' and why and if he can make it come off."

Sounds like those Jesuits must have got a pen into your hands the few times you weren't bridging a que.

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