October 11, 2007

"Bull Bombs Bursting in Air"

For somebody who mangled words as much as Chiles did, changing "Sadowski" to "Sandusky" and "parental" to "perennial" and "organism" to "orgasm," he must have been a heck of a scrabble player.

And the memories of his children bear that out. One day when he was playing with his young family in Lakeland, he convinced himself that "bullbombs" was a word. Rhea and the kids demanded verification. He gladly relented: "You know, the Star-Spangled Banner, 'Bull bombs bursting in air!'"

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