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Old 06-10-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I am a few years younger than he was, but close enough to have lived through the times Ali lived through. I admired him and thought he lived through adversity with grace and humor.

Honestly though, the funeral is really odd assortment of old farts, who can barely find the podium. A bunch of doddering old guys talking about when they protested the war in 'Nam, or when whitey stole America from the Indians, etc...

I guess my point is, if you plan your funeral 30 years before you die, you should maybe make a few revisions every decade, or so.
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Old 06-10-2016, 02:43 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Smile--agreed! I too was a fan of Ali--he was the best! He was such a performer! I got to shake his hand one time and his hand was as soft as a baby's bottom! I told him I was a big fan and he said "right on mama!" I truly admired the man! I enjoyed that more then any actor I could have shook hands with!
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Im watching it now.. and wow.. the man knew how to put on a show. and get it all out... and make some of us stop and think about the past and whats going on now ... Kudos to you Ali... who else could have got a funeral like this one and spoken from the grave... I was planning to have an early night but there is no way Id miss this.. its history in the making.. well done for your final perfomance.. go fly like a butterfly...
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I am a few years younger than he was, but close enough to have lived through the times Ali lived through. I admired him and thought he lived through adversity with grace and humor.

Honestly though, the funeral is really odd assortment of old farts, who can barely find the podium. A bunch of doddering old guys talking about when they protested the war in 'Nam, or when whitey stole America from the Indians, etc...

I guess my point is, if you plan your funeral 30 years before you die, you should maybe make a few revisions every decade, or so.
If we forget history, we will be doomed to re-live it.
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Old 06-14-2016, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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OMG...it went on FOREVER! He was a great fighter, in the ring...but I'm not sure the funeral was in proportion to his overall contributions to society....he was a draft dodger!
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Old 06-17-2016, 09:28 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Michael Lerner was shameful, using the occasion to spew his hateful political ranting.
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