Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thom Jones, some writer...

...I had never heard of, died at age 71. (And don't get me started on the spelling of that first name.)

His obit in the Times is actually an interesting one, though, and includes this:

Thomas Douglas Jones was born on Jan. 26, 1945, in Aurora, Ill., the son of Joseph Jones, a professional boxer, and the former Marilyn Carpenter, a real estate broker. (His father later hanged himself at the Oregon asylum where “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed.)

By the way, don't you feel just a little like Jack Nicholson's character after seeing the Cubs get shut out two games in a row? If this keeps up we'll all be watching from a place like that.

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