[Ads-l] Still more Facebook

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 12 04:25:42 UTC 2015


On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 6:30 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> 1954 William G. Smith _South Street_ (N.Y.: Farrar, Straus) 279: "What ees
> a sleeve job?" asked Susette. "That, cherie, is the whole question."


I didn't hear the story about the sleeve job till 1961. The Army buddy's
version had the protagonist slip on a bar of soap, fall, and break his
neck, dying before he could find out what the sleeve job was and pass along
that knowledge through Greg, a riveting raconteur, to the couple of dozen
listeners whom he held in thrall as he strung out his tale.  Presumably,
Mr. Smith isn't telling, either.

<sigh!>


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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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