Saturday, January 10, 2009

Iron Maiden - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Iron Maiden - "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

From the Chicago Tribune:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich began and ended the day of his impeachment on literary notes. Whether they were high or low ones is yet to be decided by English teachers.

Upon completing his morning jog Friday, Illinois' embattled leader mentioned a short story from the late 1950s to the media gaggle outside his Northwest Side home.

"I feel like the old Alan Sillitoe short story 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner,' " Blagojevich said.

Freudian literary critics may note the hero of that story is a petty criminal who finds solace in running, eventually competing on the track team of a juvenile-detention facility.

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