Culture on the Cheap
Meet Mr. Belvedere
This chap is one of the more recent commenters to grace my humble blog— and I’m glad he did. He’s friggin’ hilarious. Follows is a story from bklyn-genealogy-info he was kind enough to share with me recently. Enjoy!
RABBITâ€™S FOOT SAVED HIS LIFE , SAYS JUMPER
But Clotheslines and Alcohol Figure in Adventure
â€˜A rabbitâ€™s foot saved me,â€™ maintains Joseph SEKULSKI, 32, of 193 Russell street, who is in Kings County Hospital to-day suffering from lacerations, contusions and abrasions of the body, possible concussion of the brain and a severe case of alcoholism. Joseph was intoxicated last night, police say, and in his inebriated condition he visited Mr. and Mrs. JACOBSEN, who live on the third floor of a six-story apartment at 172 Greenpoint avenue. When the time came to bid good-bye to his friends, Joseph decided to quickest way out was via the window.
On the way down Joseph struck four clotheslines, bouncing from one to the other. He crashed through the wooden cellar cover and lay there in a semi-conscious condition. Patrolman John MAHONEY was summoned from Greenpoint station and on arriving at the scene Joseph demanded of him where he was. â€˜Youâ€™re still in the land of the living,â€™ replied MAHONEY. Ambulance Surgeon GARDENER of Greenpoint Hospital arrived and said Josephâ€™s most serious ailment was alcoholism.
He insists that his rabbitâ€™s foot performed its traditional voodoo.