In this collection of thirty-eight chiseled short stories, George Thomas Clark introduces readers to actors, alcoholics, addicts, writers famous and unknown, a general, a lovelorn farmer, a family besieged by cancer, extraterrestrials threatening the world, a couple time traveling back to a critical battle, a deranged husband chasing his wife, and many more memorable people and events.
In compressed language George Thomas Clark presents Snapshots of Distressing Events. A distraught man confronts noisy neighbors, one couple is enveloped by infidelity, another’s destroyed by violence, drinkers and drug users have some fun but more trouble, people stumble in matters of money, medical destiny is determined by mishaps, malice, and chance, members of the media send strange messages, mass murderers and gun lovers disrupt society, those seeking liberation in religion are sometimes imprisoned, and from World War II to the present powerful people blunder.
Boxing is practiced by abnormally tough and determined men compelled to risk their health for a long chance at fleeting glory. In Uppercuts, George Foreman young and old knocks out almost everyone. Joe Frazier mauls Muhammad Ali, Ali destroys Frazier, and boxing ruins both. Jerry Quarry tells about his decline and that of his brother. Hector Camacho recalls the fire in his head. Emanuel Steward, Oscar Bonavena, Alexis Arguello, Archie Moore, Roberto Duran, Jack Johnson, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar de la Hoya, and other also lace on their gloves.
Joseph McCarthy says he’s a tough and dedicated guy in the boxing ring and U.S. Senate. Richard Nixon denies he’s an awkward, resentful, and paranoid president. Fidel Castro asserts he’s an appealing and inevitable historical character while embracing megalomania. And all three frigid warriors tell their stories as they fight again.
Category Archives: Egypt
pyramid generals mummify those asking questions
I mustn’t take credit for this fistic revelation. No, I never would’ve imagined if a profound historian hadn’t commented that Babe Ruth and King Tut fought in 1929, and he, the scholar, resented reading stories by those who were not there. Few of us active today could’ve been cognizant that year, so, at the risk […]
I detest people who doubt I’m ideal President of Egypt. I oppose tyranny and always did in years as activist in Muslim Brotherhood. Now I’m battling reactionary elements of former regime trying to regain power and repress liberty. I don’t allow courts to help enemies of progress. I ignore them and godless parties seeking to […]
You already know our soon-to-be-ex President Barack Obama apologized for American values, principally free speech and a dimwit’s right to make a bad film insulting the Prophet Muhammad, before and after our Libyan consulate was attacked in Benghazi and Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others were murdered. And soon we saw how President Obama’s […]
to protect freedom won in revolution we egyptian generals must stop foreign backed enemies demanding democracy settle down or fall into mubarak’s courtroom bed
Despite their unconscionable betrayal I am poised to help the Americans when they inevitably return to my Iraq, which has ordered them out, a laudatory move on the surface but ghastly when analyzed. If not for my need to hide, where I cannot yet reveal, I could’ve explained, and in fact did long ago state, […]
Sam’s a helluva good guy I occasionally play golf with. He’s good looking and swarthy and impresses me the confident way he carries himself despite being a beginner shooting high scores on the best courses in Florida. “What kind of work did you do?” I recently asked. “My business. What kind of work you do?” […]
egyptian generals clever indeed mubarak in jail while they warm bed
I ask you to be nuanced and refrain from mistakenly lumping me with herd of Wahhabi Muslim clerics who crave keeping women masked and Saudi Arabia manacled in Middle Ages. Though aged and inbred, I, King Abdullah, have transcended some of most repressive tendencies of country, region, and religion, and have as well rather nervously […]
(This memorandum from a leading Israeli think tank was released late last night.) Israelis who say we’re worried but not afraid are either fools or liars, and I suspect the latter. Of course we’re afraid. We’re but six million souls surrounded by three hundred million potential enemies. Now the Arabs, clear to everyone not suffering […]
I’m not drugged. I’m taking medications to soothe my nerves and have for years. But many of our Libyan youths are drugged and now crazed followers of Jihadists and will have to be executed in accordance with Libyan law. My rule must be maintained or Libya will become an Al Qaeda base. I’m a bulwark […]
I will always be on the side of the poor. That is why I just dismissed my ineffective cabinet, which was not doing enough to alleviate unemployment and poverty and hopelessness. Our precious youth must have opportunities I have long tried to create by privatizing businesses and safeguarding them so they can create jobs for […]
Several days ago Iraqi insurgents in Hilla detonated a massive car bomb scattering body parts and clothes onto a street puddled with blood. About one hundred twenty people died and many more were wounded. Most of the victims – typically – were unarmed, unprepared, and lightly guarded recruits for the army and police. They were […]