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.
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During my recent trip to Spain film director Pedro Almodóvar calls and invites me to join him on a short flight from Madrid to Marbella. Since I’ve never flown first class or met movie celebrities, I accept, figuring I’ll learn much about filmmaking. What a horrific misconception. First, I can’t find Pedro, and the flight […]
Al wanted to be close to Jewish Film Festival. He didn’t want to worry about parking in San Francisco. He wanted to walk to Castro Theater. He got Spartan hotel room three windy blocks away. He needed good dinner before first of three movies that night. Around corner from theater he entered restaurant. Hello, love, […]
(Mitt Romney lectured his speechwriting staff two nights before his acceptance speech. This transcript was secretly recorded by a devious insider.) For God’s sake don’t let me prominently mention I was Governor of Massachusetts. You know they’d tie Romneycare to Obamacare, and accuse me of being the moderate governor of a liberal state. They’ll do […]
i like her fingers and hands on her long orange dress and her toes underneath and especially i like her pretty brown face and black hair between mountains overlooking the home where every night she takes off her dress To see “La india,” 1923, by Abraham Angel, please click here. To read “Who was Abraham […]
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Bill and Margaret bore three children fresh and dependable as themselves, and people admired them every Sunday as they worshipped together in church. Once youngest child reached junior high, Margaret volunteered in church office during week and soon got part-time job there. Sometimes Bill complained dinner wasn’t ready on time and house had few dusty […]
I’m honored the renowned Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting a major exhibition of my work entitled “Manly Pursuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eakins.” With a substantial, though not entirely toxic, level of bitterness I must inform you that such recognition was rarely forthcoming during my lifetime, and then quite late in […]
Bigots.com is alive with exciting posts. In September Obama was hung in effigy at George Fox University, a Christian school in Oregon, and strung up this month by a critter named Mike Lunsford in his front yard in Ohio. Now Chad Michael Morisette has hung a mannequin, coiffed and red-dressed like Sarah Palin, in front […]
I hadn’t had any offers in a long time, and these guys come to me and ask if I want to be in a western with lots of action. Damn right, I say. Don’t bother showing me the script. Let’s just start rehearsing. I tell them I don’t care if I play Ennis Del Mar […]