Walking the Floor

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Groucho Marx Shoots Pool with Donyale Luna, 1968 - Jet Magazine

The Legends of the Legends of American Pool: Minnesota Fats

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  • Rudolf Walderone, Jr. - b. 1913, NY, NY
  • aka Broadway Fats, Double-Smart Fats, and Triple-Smart Fats
  • Reportedly kept 30 or 40 dogs in his home
  • I’m crazy about every living creature, it doesn’t matter what it happens to be. I even love insects; in fact, I wouldn’t swat a fly or a mosquito for a whole barrel of gold. One time I drove all the way from Mobile, Alabama to Dowell and it was like in the summertime and my car was loaded with a zillion mosquitoes but they didn’t even bite me. It was unbelievable because if you happened to drive from Mobile to Dowell with a carload of pool hustlers, you would get bit so hard and so often that you would need a malaria vaccine and a new bankroll as well.” 

Wisdom from Mike Cooley:

It ain’t about the money or even being #1
You gotta know when it’s all over you did the best you could’ve done
Knowing that it’s in you and you never let it out
Is worse than blowing any engine or any wreck you’ll ever have

-Daddy’s Cup

Martin Luther King, Jr. rallies in front of the Jefferson Davis memorial in Grenada, Mississippi - 1966

Martin Luther King, Jr. rallies in front of the Jefferson Davis memorial in Grenada, Mississippi - 1966

Richard Norris Brooke - A Dog Swap

Richard Norris Brooke - A Dog Swap

India, 2014