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Thursday, May 08, 2014

There's fever in the funk house now

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* The twilight of Freddy the Beard:

There are many improbable stories about the pool hustler Freddy "the Beard" Bentivegna. Like the time he married a Playboy bunny. Or the time a crew of pool-loving FBI agents recruited him to infiltrate Chicago's "head houses" to find Bernadine Dohrn. Or the time he took up meditation and his sister found him levitating in the bathtub. But maybe the best place to start is where Freddy himself usually starts, with the story about the time he hustled Archie Karas out of a million dollars. He's told it so many times he's got all the timing and details down cold. It goes like this...

* This low down bitchin' got my poor feet a itchin'. Don't you know you know the duece is still wild.

Posted by Marie at May 8, 2014 9:08 PM