I don't know why all the obits on Miller say he called people "Champion." He always called me "Slugger." "Hey Slugger!" he'd shout in that raspy voice. Anyway I assume you've all read the Von Drehle appreciation that ran Saturday. I thought it was perfect. [In case you're just getting up to speed, one of our mentors, Gene Miller, a character straight out of The Front Page, passed away Friday.]
There are legions of us who will do everything we can to make sure that Von Drehle outlives us, so that he'll write our obits. We will take drastic measures, every gadget they've got, tubes up the wazoo, iron lung, morphine, transfusions, strange drugs smuggled in from Mexico, magic incantations, potions, chants, aromatherapy, whatever. I might even pray. Yes, it's that important. In fact I'm going to go over there now and make sure he's been eating properly. No more burgers and fries for Dave.
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