February 25th, 2014

Say It Ain't So

The Washington Time reporting that the Ali/Liston fight was fixed is about as newsworthy as reporting fire is hot and water is wet.

Is there anyone out there who didn't know the fight was fixed - from, you know, the roughly 4 million books about that fight/about the mob in that era/etc....

Liston was a compulsive gambler who owed Vegas casinos a ton of money to the point where they didn't let him come in and bet anymore. Like, three weeks after the fight he was back in the casinos throwing money around and betting again.

It does not take a genius!


Dude manages to complete Super Mario Brothers while only scoring 500 points. The stuff he does to avoid collecting any coins or landing on any goombas is pretty fucking amazing.