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Not personally, but on TV. Like the way Ma told me to cross the street to the other side of the sidewalk if I was walking home alone and I saw a group of guys walking toward me. But that was nuts. I enjoy darker sardonic wit more than knock-knock jokes.
I was fine with that.

“Regular.” “All American.” White. Nobody could be that. I give myself a cheat day where I annihilate my diet. Guys. OK, I'll put it like this: I doubt if we will see another All-American basketball athlete who is a Rhodes Scholar. We!

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But the only time I had ever heard about any protests actually working was Dr. King's.

I wish I was fighting Jason High in his hometown. Refresh and try again. Guzzo wanted me to be loyal. James Taylor may be an all-American boy but he isn't Horatio Alger, and the lionizing of many rock stars by the rock press has as much to do with old fashioned rags-to-riches stories as does the straight culture's deification of its idols. Nobody could be that.

But I told him it didn't matter.