Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Pozzo, Lucky & Andre


Following up on Chris' post about Andre the Giant and his prodigious drinking - Andre the Giant was born Andre Rene' Roussimoff in France.

He got so large that he couldn't ride the school bus anymore and his parents were too poor to afford a car.

Luckily, a kind neighbor helped Mr. The Giant out and regularly drove him to school.

The neighbor? Samuel Beckett - the Irish Nobel Prize winning author of Waiting for Godot fame. Talk about random.

2 comments:

Hasdai said...

No fucking way...

What's your source?

Waiting for Confirmation

The Notorious LJT said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_the_Giant

http://www.metafilter.com/49533/Remembering-Beckett

http://www.metafilter.com/57985/Andre-the-Giant-Greatest-Drunkard-of-all-Time

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000764/bio

http://www.thirdculture.com/leon/stuff/thoughts/thoughts.html

http://www.answers.com/topic/samuel-beckett