So this seems the occassion to present the most ambitious fragment: a long poem titled Palooka
, written in 1986, as a kind of extended jazz riff of sextalk.
It's the same old two-step around the barstool, Palooka
, there are no easy jobs nor altogether happy marriages.
QAm I right in remembering a series of films about a boxer called Joe Palooka
back in the 40s?
Falling somewhere between Bruce Springsteen's "The Hitter" and "The Wrestler," Costello weaves his impeccable storytelling skills to tell the tale of a punch-drunk palooka
called back into the ring on the leadoff track, "Down Among the Wine and Spirits.
The odds suggested he was a palooka
but this guy last night was a player.
I've taken to calling the manager Gordon Brown, a big Palooka
But Oliveira is the only man to have beaten WBA champion Vivian Harris and you don't get that kind of scalp on your CV by being a palooka
It kinda figures that a man who made his fortune in the ring should dig a flick about an underdog Philadelphia palooka
battling his way to glory .
Flintoff won his first fight on Friday when he outslapped American palooka
I thought it referred to Primo Carnera, the big Palooka
and one time American heavyweight, a man mountain with the heart of a sheep immortalised in the film The Harder They Fall.
When the action finally got under way, it was clear Middleton was a palooka
I've said before that MacAskill is a big palooka
but his opponents in Scottish Labour haven't laid a glove on him and they have taken the dive.
I'VE always thought Kenny MacAskill was a big palooka
They're second bananas to an egotistical palooka
named Ted Healy when Hollywood comes calling, which almost torpedoes their chances at fame and fortune.
He performed it in three movies - The Great Schnozzle (US title Palooka
, (1934), Two Girls And A Sailor (1944) and This Time For Keeps (1947).