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“My Point” By Charles P. Pierce October 8, 2007

Posted by sallehon in Massachusetts.

My Point

Why is a 53-year-old out-of-shape sports junkie who lives baseball, breathes football, and eats basketball dressing up in fencing garb every week so he can wield a sword like a kid pirate on Halloween? Let me explain.

By Charles P. Pierce  |  October 7, 2007 

“The Capitan’s blade is not so firm!”– Tyrone Power The Mark of Zorro (1940)

There is no skeevy subtext as to why I still fence today, or why I was Zorro for seven consecutive Halloweens as a child. It wasn’t the cape or the mask, or the cool black suit, either. It was the sword, damn it, and those movies.

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