My latest World Wrestling Insanity article is about one of my childhood heroes, Lanny Poffo aka The Genius.
I was thrilled to get another email from The Genius the day after the column appeared.
Here's the reprint.
Thanks Dan! That was a terrific article!
I appreciate your kind words. Like I said, THANKS FOR REMEMBERING!
Terry Funk was one of the greatest workers in the 70s. He took a liking to me and said something I'll never forget...
"Lanny, if you want to make it in this business, you've got to be peculiar. Since you look normal, you've got to act peculiar."
When they made me The Genius, I tried to act peculiar.
Leaping Lanny? Just a suffering hero!
I am excited. And combined with seeing and talking with comedian Patrice O'Neal this weekend, who is one of the most fearless comics I've ever met, that Terry Funk line really struck a chord.
I am inspired.
Monday, April 20 - The Comic Strip - Edmonton
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