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Muhammed Ali

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Gaddafi is dead, III

Today I started thinking of all the odd bits I have read or heard about Gaddafi. Hopefully I’ll post more.  Like the apocryphal story of when the G.O.A.T. Muhammed Ali met the future dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Found Objects No. 15

Richard Pryor as Uganda’s dictator Idi Amin Dada on his short-lived 1977 TV sketch comedy show on the American network channel, NBC.

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Music Break

Rapper Stalley, late last year, channels Muhammed Ali. He could have done without the racial epithet.

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Sunday Ephemera No. 1

The G.O.A.T. Muhammed Ali interviewed on the British TV talk show, “Parkinson’s”back in 1971, about whether he would like to be President of the United States.

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Rumble in the Jungle

Revisiting the Muhammed Ali-George Foreman fight in the then-Ziare in 1975 as performance art. Tonight in Brooklyn.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Kinshasa Branch

Shot in the streets of Kinshasa, site of Muhammad Ali’s legendary ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, Karibu Ya Bintou (“Welcome to Life in Limbo”) is a short film with music from the 2010 album ‘Kinshasa Succursale’ by Baloji. ...