"Floyd was right when he says I have 25 kilos too much around the middle. But my fault sits there—he has his in his head."
They used to be such gentlemen.
HE WHO LAUGHED LAST
Part of the great charm of Joe E. Lewis, who died last week, was that he honestly lived the dissolute character he played in so many nightclubs. It took 69 years for this to catch up with him. Which makes him a winner, though he liked to pretend that he was a loser.
"I bet on a good horse," he said once, "and it took 12 other horses to beat him."
"I read the French racing paper," he observed another time, "but the horses seem to lose in the translation."
"Sinatra played my life in The Joker Is Wild," he remarked a few years ago, when the movie came out. "He had more fun playing my life than I had living it."
No, he didn't.
DRAG RACE OF ALL TIME
The two fastest men on land have agreed to what may turn out to be a supersonic drag race on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. A new speed record and a sound-barrier breakthrough are both quite possible.