Box Full of Letters from Issue #10
BOX (NOT SO) FULL OF LETTERS
Nevermind the CMA:
Here’s the WWF
Dear No Depression,
While I am sure that the No Depression staff of fact-checkers works around the clock to make sure that all information in the magazine is accurate, and I understand that despite these efforts mistakes can occasionally slip into the publication, I don’t think it is being overly nitpicky to point out and correct an error made by writer Lou Fusaro in his review of John Casey’s Hannah Rose Suite (ND #9, May-June 1997). Fusaro claims that professional wrestler Black Jack Mulligan was famous for “a convincing little piece of theatrics known as the ‘heart punch’.” In fact, it was a different professional wrestler, Big John Stud, who was the master of the devastating heart punch.
In 1981, as a sixth grader, I had the unique opportunity to sit next to Mr. Stud on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis. Being the young, inquisitive, professional rasslin’ fan that I was, I grilled him for much of the two-hour trip on all things heart-punch-related (origin, technique, the possibility that the whole thing was a sham). What I learned, foremost, is that despite his menacing ring demeanor and trademark cardio-pummel, Big John Stud is a very patient, caring, and cordial man, and one who certainly deserves due credit for his “convincing little piece of theatrics.”
Keep up the excellent work.