George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Fri May 25 16:33:53 UTC 2001

Doug Wilson notes:
> (1) When I was a child, I heard (to the tune of the "Col. Bogey
> March")(apparently an Allied song from WWII):
> Hitler
> Has only got one ball;
> Goering
> Has two but very small;
> Himmler
> Is somewhat sim'lar;
> But poor old Goebbels
> Has got none at all.

This song is quoted by Brendan Behan in his memoir "Borstal Boy".

> (2) There is the case of the man who "was born to be a pawnbroker"
> -- used
> in fiction by Larry Niven (inter alia) IIRC.

IIRC, Samuel Beckett describes a character in one of his early novels as


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African
Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.

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