|The Biden curse strikes again.|
Born Cassius Clay (after his parents rejected the name Pontius Play-doh), Ali bravely outed himself as a pugilist at a time when a heavily-segregated society did not even accept the idea that pugilists deserved their own bathrooms. He later blazed a trail through the world of heavyweight boxing, his record marred only by the brutal beating he gave the gentle inventor of the George Foreman grill.
Over the years, Muhammad Ali came to be known as much for his whimsical eloquence as his thundering fists, coining such unforgettable phrases as "I'm the Greatest," "Hell no, I'm not going to Vietnam," and "Float like a butterfly, Sting like Paul Newman and Robert Redford."
In all seriousness, Ali was a true cultural icon in a time when celebrity was actually predicated on achievement. He was both larger than life and all too human in his failings (politically, we agreed with him on very little). That being said, he was one of a kind and will be missed.
BONUS: PICK OF THE LIBERAL
Tomorrow, voters in California's Democratic primary face the toughest choice since "defecate or go blind" - specifically, whether to vote for Hillary "What Does It Matter" Clinton or Bernie "Want To Feel This?" Sanders. Oddly, this is considered a surplus of political riches in California.
Both candidates are considered to be so perfect and so evenly matched that experts say the race will be decided by a tiny percentage of Progressive voters who are torn between wanting a candidate with a demonstrable history of pap smears versus one who assures four years of Larry David appearances on Saturday Night Live.