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(TMZ)   Malcolm X's letter about Malcolm X's ex is up for sale. It'll cost Xtra because it's X-rated   ( tmz.com) divider line
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2018-02-13 09:57:11 AM  
Today's  average American could not write that well.
 
2018-02-13 02:14:17 PM  
I could only make it through about half of that letter before I started to feel like I was intruding into something I had no business reading. Malcolm X is a personal hero of mine and I thought I might like to know about this part of his life...but nah. Especially since he never meant for anyone other than Elijah Muhammad to read it. Just felt too weird.
 
2018-02-13 08:53:30 PM  
Excelsior!
 
2018-02-13 08:56:26 PM  
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2018-02-13 08:56:41 PM  
that was to pfuny
 
2018-02-13 09:00:05 PM  

I Browse: I could only make it through about half of that letter before I started to feel like I was intruding into something I had no business reading. Malcolm X is a personal hero of mine and I thought I might like to know about this part of his life...but nah. Especially since he never meant for anyone other than Elijah Muhammad to read it. Just felt too weird.


Nice way he talked about women, but I suppose that was the way things were back then.
 
2018-02-13 09:05:10 PM  
How much for the Kindle edition?
 
2018-02-13 09:08:05 PM  
Can't wait for the book-on-tape version read by Xzibit.
 
2018-02-13 09:08:37 PM  

I Browse: I could only make it through about half of that letter before I started to feel like I was intruding into something I had no business reading. Malcolm X is a personal hero of mine and I thought I might like to know about this part of his life...but nah. Especially since he never meant for anyone other than Elijah Muhammad to read it. Just felt too weird.


Agreed.  Whether he's your hero or not, and even if he wasn't famous, one feels odd reading about a guy's very sincere opening up of his marital issues.  I'd assume never in his wildest dreams would he have thought his letter would be public reading, and worse, on a celebrity gossip site of all places.
 
2018-02-13 09:11:26 PM  
As a total aside, I didn't realize typewriters allowed one the option of typing certain text in red - unless he was actually pulling the black ink ribbon and substituting in a red ink ribbon, which seems annoyingly labor intensive.
 
2018-02-13 09:19:06 PM  

SirEattonHogg: As a total aside, I didn't realize typewriters allowed one the option of typing certain text in red - unless he was actually pulling the black ink ribbon and substituting in a red ink ribbon, which seems annoyingly labor intensive.


Lots of typewriters in the sixties and seventies (especially portables) had the black top/red bottom ribbons on them. The red was originally for accountants so they could use the red for negative numbers in their reports {I was told} . The postion was changed by a lever near the keyboard. They led to the black top, correct-o-type bottom ribbons.

Old typewriter tech
 
2018-02-13 09:26:55 PM  

edmo: Today's  average American could not write that well.


Half of them would be like: "Malcolm X? How do you spell it?".
 
2018-02-13 09:29:17 PM  

cautionflag: SirEattonHogg: As a total aside, I didn't realize typewriters allowed one the option of typing certain text in red - unless he was actually pulling the black ink ribbon and substituting in a red ink ribbon, which seems annoyingly labor intensive.

Lots of typewriters in the sixties and seventies (especially portables) had the black top/red bottom ribbons on them. The red was originally for accountants so they could use the red for negative numbers in their reports {I was told} . The postion was changed by a lever near the keyboard. They led to the black top, correct-o-type bottom ribbons.

Old typewriter tech


When I was a kid I remember playing around on my folks old typewriter with the red and black ribbons. yeah it had like a lever you flipped or something to switch between them.

/This was the early 80s
 
2018-02-13 09:34:25 PM  
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2018-02-13 09:37:03 PM  

Bartle J.: Can't wait for the book-on-tape version read by Xzibit.


I can't wait for the novelisation of it.
 
2018-02-13 09:58:36 PM  
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2018-02-13 10:03:38 PM  
Whatever happened to Malcolm 1 through 9?
 
2018-02-13 10:06:44 PM  
CluelessMoron: Whatever happened to Malcolm 1 I through 9 IX?

Fixed that for you
 
2018-02-13 10:16:26 PM  
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2018-02-13 10:23:42 PM  
How many exes would Malcom X if Malcom X could X exes?
 
2018-02-13 10:39:34 PM  

iron de havilland: [morbotron.com image 640x480]


Came to post this, leaving paranoid.

/GET OUT OF MY HEAD
 
2018-02-13 10:47:50 PM  
Good on Malcolm X's son for becoming President of China.
 
2018-02-13 11:01:17 PM  
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2018-02-13 11:45:10 PM  

cautionflag: SirEattonHogg: As a total aside, I didn't realize typewriters allowed one the option of typing certain text in red - unless he was actually pulling the black ink ribbon and substituting in a red ink ribbon, which seems annoyingly labor intensive.

Lots of typewriters in the sixties and seventies (especially portables) had the black top/red bottom ribbons on them. The red was originally for accountants so they could use the red for negative numbers in their reports {I was told} . The postion was changed by a lever near the keyboard. They led to the black top, correct-o-type bottom ribbons.

Old typewriter tech


I remember when IBM came out with the selectric. my mom, an executive secretary, was giddy as a school girl for weeks when she got hers at work.
 
2018-02-13 11:53:04 PM  
i too am impressed.
too bad they used the words penned and written instead of typed.
 
2018-02-14 01:03:06 AM  

SirEattonHogg: As a total aside, I didn't realize typewriters allowed one the option of typing certain text in red - unless he was actually pulling the black ink ribbon and substituting in a red ink ribbon, which seems annoyingly labor intensive.


split ribbons (not sure if that's the correct name) were a thing
 
2018-02-14 03:07:54 AM  

cautionflag: SirEattonHogg: As a total aside, I didn't realize typewriters allowed one the option of typing certain text in red - unless he was actually pulling the black ink ribbon and substituting in a red ink ribbon, which seems annoyingly labor intensive.

Lots of typewriters in the sixties and seventies (especially portables) had the black top/red bottom ribbons on them. The red was originally for accountants so they could use the red for negative numbers in their reports {I was told} . The postion was changed by a lever near the keyboard. They led to the black top, correct-o-type bottom ribbons.

Old typewriter tech


Yeah, I have a typewriter that can do that.  It's easier to switch colors on one of those than it is in most software now.  Of course, you could have any color you want as long as it's red or black, and everything else about using one of those monstrosities was far worse than even WordStar was, but the red/black switch was easy.
 
2018-02-14 08:14:06 AM  

CluelessMoron: Whatever happened to Malcolm 1 through 9?


What happened to Malcolm in the middle?
 
2018-02-14 11:24:55 AM  

SirEattonHogg: CluelessMoron: Whatever happened to Malcolm 1 through 9?

What happened to Malcolm in the middle?


Kinda sad actually, don't ask the lead actor:

"On November 30, 2012, at age 26, Muniz was hospitalized after having a transient ischemic attack, also described as a "mini stroke", and spoke about the experience on Katie.[44][45] He suffered a second attack a year later, in November 2013. He was interviewed in 2017 and asked about his health, and said he has had no issues. It was revealed on Dancing with the Stars on October 9, 2017, that he in fact has suffered from a lot of memory loss, including losing memories from his childhood acting days.[46]
 
2018-02-14 12:22:44 PM  

sinko swimo: I remember when IBM came out with the selectric. my mom, an executive secretary, was giddy as a school girl for weeks when she got hers at work.


Good to know - but how did she feel about the selectric?
 
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