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That's a significant understatement

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by sirvaliantbrown, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=3107079

    "What happened on the sunny afternoon of Nov. 13, 1982, would change the lives of both fighters and the future of boxing."

    Because...

    "By the time it was over, Kim lay in a coma from which he would never awaken, dying five days later at the Desert Springs Hospital in Las Vegas."

    What happened on the evening of Apr. 14, 1865 would change the life of President Lincoln and the future of the United States.
     
  2. That's gonna leave a mark.
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Significantly overwritten
     
  4. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Don't blame him. Blame the guy he borrowed it from. ;)
     
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Hurry home early - hurry on home
    Boom Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon
    Hurry home early - hurry on home
    Boom Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon
    From Youngstown, Ohio, Ray Boom Boom Mancini
    A lightweight contender, like father like son
    He fought for the title with Frias in Vegas
    And he put him away in round number one
    Hurry home early - hurry on home
    Boom Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon
    Hurry home early - hurry on home
    Boom Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon
    When Alexis Arguello gave Boom Boom a beating
    Seven weeks later he was back in the ring
    Some have the speed and the right combinations
    If you can't take the punches it don't mean a thing
    Hurry home early - hurry on home
    Boom Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon
    Hurry home early - hurry on home
    Boom Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon
    When they asked him who was responsible
    For the death of Duk Koo Kim
    He said, "Someone should have stopped the fight, and told me it was him.
    They made hypocrite judgments after the fact
    But the name of the game is be hit and hit back"
    Hurry home early - hurry on home
    Boom Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon
    Hurry home early - hurry on home
    Boom Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon
    - Warren Zevon
     
  6. pallister

    pallister Guest

    "Duk Koo Kim" by Sun Kill Moon

     
  7. zevon was fucking great
     
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I'm all for a Zevon jack. Has anyone read his ex-wife's book "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon"? Great look at a neurotic lyrical genius.
     
  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Pete Yorn had a damn good cover of Splendid Isolation on the Nightcrawler album.
     
  10. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I was listening to "Roalnd the Headless Thompson Gunner" on a loop on my last trip back home from vacation. What a great song.

    His comrades fought beside him - Van Owen and the rest
    But of all the Thompson gunners Roland was the best
    So the CIA decided they wanted Roland dead
    That son-of-a-bitch Van Owen blew off Roland's head

    Roland the headless Thompson gunner (Time, time, time
    For another peaceful war
    Norway's bravest son But time stands still for Roland
    'Til he evens up the score)
    They can still see his headless body stalking through the night
    In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun
    In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun

    Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in
    He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin
    Roland aimed his Thompson gun - he didn't say a word
    But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg


    Also, "Keep Me In Your Heart" off his last album, "The Wind," is an incredible song.
     
  11. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Not sure what the Patty Hearst reference at the end is supposed to mean, but that's one of his best.

    I always wondered if "Excitable Boy," with its dead-pan vocals and soulful black chicks in the background, was a style borrowed from post-Velvets Lou Reed or vice versa.
     
  12. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Speaking of Excitable Boy, only Zevon could write a rollicking song about a a mental patient killing the object of his affection, digging up her body years later and building "a cage with her bones."
     
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