[lit-ideas] Re: Size 9B

  • From: Mike Geary <gearyservice@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:42:11 -0500

Awwww heck, I thought it was going to be a joke about men's suits.  One of
which I don't have and have had only one in my life some 50 years ago.  Do
men still wear those things?  I haven't paid much attention to fashion of

On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> "All suits were dismissed, except for a claim for a
> pair of black men's shoes"
> I know they were less enlightened times, but the idea that black men then
> had to have separate shoes is new to me. Even at the height of apartheid
> etc.
> Donal
> Ldn
>   On Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 21:25, "cblists@xxxxxxxx" <
> cblists@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Today is the 75th anniversary of The Mercury Theatre on the Air's
> (in)famous broadcast of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, directed and narrated
> by Orson Welles. The ensuing panic is legendary.
> An interesting anecdote from the Wikipedia entry:
> "Many listeners sued the [CBS] network for 'mental anguish' and
> 'personal injury'. All suits were dismissed, except for a claim for a
> pair of black men's shoes (size 9B) by a Massachusetts man, who spent
> his shoe money to escape the Martians. Welles insisted the man be paid."
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the_Worlds_(radio)
> Chris Bruce,
> who wears a size 10, in
> Kiel, Germany
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