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(Irish Independent)   Muhammed Ali's great-grandfather was from County Clare, Ireland   ( unison.ie) divider line
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2002-02-08 09:27:09 PM  
interesting how?
2002-02-08 09:29:27 PM  
I agree with Reqork.
2002-02-08 09:30:37 PM  
Well knock me down
2002-02-08 09:34:06 PM  
I am the greatest, laddie!
2002-02-08 09:34:36 PM  
[image from xs4all.nl too old to be available]

Interestingly, that is a painting of his grandfather on the right.
2002-02-08 09:45:21 PM  
Does that make him Muhammad O'Leigh?
2002-02-08 09:50:20 PM  
Black Irish?
2002-02-08 09:56:56 PM  
MacOmmid O'Lee?
2002-02-08 10:00:36 PM  
Well it sure would explain the Irsih accent.
2002-02-08 10:06:18 PM  
I does explain the lymrics...

Maxim speculated on this in some issue
2002-02-08 10:24:29 PM  
Maybe that's why he likes to beat people up.

I don't know how to explain the cannibalistic tendencies, though...
2002-02-08 10:56:11 PM  
Whats with these stories being printed on FARK decades after they happen...

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2002-02-08 10:56:49 PM  
Floats like a butterfleigh,

stings like a beigh.
2002-02-08 11:10:14 PM  
I put this article on our Intranet today. I met him once when I was working at Humana Audubon hospital, very good man. I may not agree with his views on everything, but I greatly respect someone standing up, to no ends, for his beliefs.
2002-02-08 11:20:32 PM  
Cassius O'Clay.

KingTT: I'm a huge Pee Wee Herman fan and yes, Fishburne was on The Playhouse. I know Pee Wee's a 'fag' and everyone laughs at his arrest and whatnot, but if you haven't already, check out Pee Wee's Playhouse when you can. It's a trip.
2002-02-08 11:37:53 PM  
Wow. Listen to the deafening roar of everyone caring about this.
2002-02-09 12:04:43 AM  
Weeel, bigosh and begorrah, y'all! Guiness and watermelons!
2002-02-09 12:05:26 AM  
Here is an easy one for you BigPeeler, who played Capt. Carl? (And also wrote for the show)
2002-02-09 12:32:24 AM  
My hero, Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. Or Frank Sinatra. (God do I miss that guy. Comedy hasn't been the same since.)
2002-02-09 01:22:51 AM  
Black Irish?
2002-02-09 01:29:27 AM  
I thought Phil Hartman played Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer...
2002-02-09 01:51:09 AM  
Muhammed Ali is Irish!! Is he related to GirlAlaMode?
2002-02-09 01:57:56 AM  
"The Irish are the blacks of Europe, so say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud."
2002-02-09 02:54:13 AM  
You mean we can't call him n%gger anymore? Oh no!
2002-02-09 01:11:43 PM  
The term Black Irish stems from the Moorish influence into the island. Back in the day, (I believe the 1300 or 1400's) the Moors invaded Ireland. After they pillaged, plundered and took souveniers, they decided that they like it there and would stay. So, they married locals, settled down and over time melted into the culture. Which is why you do not see Potato Paella in any Irish cookbook. The black part is in reference to the very balck hair sometimes seen in Irish locals and families. Got some of it in meself, wouldn't ya know.

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