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Rocky Balboa: Survivor of a Brutal Life!

April 3rd, 2008 | by Tom Harper |

I saw Rocky when it came out, a long time ago. I vaguely remembered the parts about his struggling life in South Phillie — part-time loan shark, hard-working boxer who finally gets his big break after a lot of hard training, etc.

But this recent news item reminded me of just how brutal Rocky’s life really was. How could I forget? How did he ever make it out alive??

First there was the rough and tumble of the high school debating team and the student council — and yet he came out unscathed. And like they say, nothing separates the tough guys from the pussies like a few sets of tennis at the country club.

He survived this ordeal, only to be thrust into the hellfire of the political science department at Wellesley. Indestructible! What didn’t destroy him only made him stronger.

Well, you know the rest of his tortured life. The bare-knuckle brawling at Yale Law School, the gut-wrenching brutality of political schmoozing, making partner in a major law firm, sitting on the Board of Directors at Wal-Mart — Brutal!

Folks, this is True Grit. Presidential timber. Yo, Adrian.

cross-posted at Who Hijacked Our Country

  1. 2 Responses to “Rocky Balboa: Survivor of a Brutal Life!”

  2. By steve on Apr 3, 2008 | Reply

    The good news is… Rocky was beat by the Black Guy… So…

  3. By Liberal Jarhead on Apr 4, 2008 | Reply

    First she says she’s Rocky, and then she goes to Bosnia and morphs into Rambo… what’s next, Judge Dredd?

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