January 23, 2005

How About Them Pats?

Recent football news from New England reminds me of a story a Boston friend told me years ago, about another friend, an avid Marxist who drove a cab.

Our Bolshevik cabbie picked up a fare who happened to be a judge, who asked for a ride along the Charles to Newton.

To break the ice, His Honor ventured, "How about them Pats?"

Without missing a beat, young Trotsky responded, "Professional sports are a ploy of the bourgeoisie, designed to pull the wool over the eyes of the working class."

They finished the ride in silence.

And no, the cabbie wasn't Andy Kaufman.

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