[Ads-l] slap-fight

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 17 22:19:22 UTC 2015

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 10:34 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:

> There's also a juvenile prank:  The announced challenge is to see which of
> two boys can deliver a softer fist-blow to the upper arm of the other.  The
> challenger invites his opponent to strike first.  So the opponent
> administers
a feather-light blow.  Then the challenger strikes hard, exclaiming, "You
> win!"
Damn, that's cold-blooded! But, as the saying goes, "Never give a sucker an
even break."
- Wilson
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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