I'm a liberal pagan living in West,Texas..yes that West,Texas

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

..............HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALI..............



Happy birthday to Ali...one of my heroes...When he first came into the public eye I instantly thought he WAS the greatest...I liked him because he wasn't afraid to be himself, even if it pissed everyone off..and boy did it piss everyone off..I remember when he had his first fight with Liston, everyone wanted that (please excuse the language of the times)'uppity nigger to get his'....I on the other hand wanted him to show everyone just how uppity he could get..I lived in Roswell, New Mexico and worked at a Tastee Freeze and made a bet with the owner that Cassius Clay would kick Liston's ass...If Clay won I got a free Tastee Freeze ice cream cone every day(I loved them Tastee Freeze cones with all of my heart..and if Clay lost I would have to stay late and do all the clean up...Even after I left the job I would come in and get my free Tastee Freeze ice cream cone..damn they were good..I loved working at the Tastee Freeze...I worked with a bunch of misfits..one guy was so cowboy and country I still remember him to this day...something bad would happen and he would say "mercy"....and every time I said fuck his face would get red and he would dip his head and say 'mercy'....cracked me up...My boss was a gigantic asshole and was forever trying to get me to sleep with him...I told him 'not even for all the Tastee Freeze's in the world.'...While working there I had accidents with my tits every time I turned around..I leaned over the counter once and dipped my tit in some guys coffee...'mercy'....I was going out the door and stopped when some one called me for something and the door slammed on my tit...ouch...I made a fast turn once and swept the entire counter clean with my tits..knocked toothpicks, cups, glasses etc. right in the floor..My boss said he was getting extra insurance for 'tit damage'...
How did this post go from wishing Ali a happy birthday to my tits...?
By the time all my kids were born they were all Ali fans too...and when Ali lost the last fight, I was half drunk and crying like a baby..Mojo and I crawled into our huge bean bag and consoled each other...both of us crying..she kept saying..'he'll win the next one mom, I know he will.'...
I look at him now and it breaks my heart...He stayed in the ring just a little too long..and was cheated out of the best years of his life because he wouldn't go to Viet N
am and fight people that hadn't done anything to him...He was the greatest boxer in the world at the time, and there were still places he couldn't go because of his color/race...so didn't feel obligated to go fight for his country..I agreed with him..to bad the rest of the guys wouldn't go...wonder what would have happen if they all just said...'nope...not going..fuck you.'...
So...happy birthday Ali...as far as I'm concerned....you're still the greatest...

15 comments:

apositivepessimist said...

footage is still shown over here...when one of our “pioneer celebrity offsider” Bert-Moonface-Newton said to Ali when he came on The Don Lane Show, “I loike tha boy”, little knowing that the term “boy” could/was considered offensive over there.

how did it go from Ali to yer tits you ask...I can see the reason for the segue, all maaagnificent, mah dear.

he is definitely a legend. happy birthday to HIM.

yellowdog granny said...

apos:i love segues...what i don't understand is ...why is he living in arizona...???

Anonymous said...

Ali turned the most unathletic, and uninterested in sports girly girl into a huge boxing fan. He was definitely the greatest!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Ali :)
Definately a great 'boy' I mean boxer ;)

Anonymous said...

I loved Ali too. Back then his fights used to be televised, and I'd sit on the floor with my father (who had been an amateur boxer once) and watch them with the volume blasting. More than anything, Ali modernized the sport, almost singlehandedly. Howard Cosell had some great lines whenever he interviewed Ali. The best was after the second Frazier fight when he said, "If anyone here thinks Muhammad Ali isn't the greatest fighter of all time, let them step in the ring with him."

And btw, those must have been some pretty big....nevermind. They got caught in the door??? LOL!

yellowdog granny said...

cynthia: yup..Ali and Joe Namath did it for me...I saw Broadway Joe in them tight shinny pants all bent over and my heart when twang...sigh*
ol lady:yeah, he truly was the greatest.
cyberoutlaw: i loved the Ali/Cosell interviews...Cosell helped make Ali who he was..felt bad when he called the redskin running back a 'little monkey'..I knew he was fucked..

oh, they have been caught in doors, windows, the wringer on an old washing machine, cups of coffee, plates of food, in unspecting guys eyes...all sorts of places..

jan said...

I saw the interview 60 minutes did with him several years ago. I felt so much better when I realized that his mind is as sharp as ever and he still has that great sense of humor even though his body has betrayed him so badly.

Babs said...

It always comes back to tits JS.

aghhhhhhhhhh... fucking word verification!

Ann said...

It always comes back to tits. The damn things just get in the way.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the kind words.

ali was also a great poet and had one of best lines ever:

“I ain’t got no quarrel with those Viet Cong.”

yellowdog granny said...

jan:yup, his mind is as sharp as ever..he still has a great sense of humor..
babs: yup...the tits go round and round...only will be using it for a week or so..till that anonymous crack pot goes away...
ann: every time a flat chested woman tells me she wishes she had my tits I tell them..you don't have a clue..my tits are measured like men's suits now..they are 48long's..
rubyrocks: you are more than welcome..meant every word of it
yeah, kept saying those viet kong never did anything to me...

Anonymous said...

I remember that, Ali said "Why would I want to kill them?" "The Veit- Namese never enslaved my people." I thought, "Damn! He'd make a pretty good lawyer too!"

yellowdog granny said...

yeah, I remember that too..and how right he was...smart guy.

Anonymous said...

Float like a butterfly sting like a bee...I used to watch his fights with my dad. Great memories!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your tits float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.