††††† They have a mural in a shopping center.† Portraits of peopleís dogs.
††††† I used to take people by the mural when I did an Art Tour of Highway 30A.
††††† Thatís like Don
Herron, a biographer of Dashiell Hammett, giving people a walking tour of
Willeford, who used to be stationed in
††††† They talked about Haitians eating monkeys.
††††† A Haitian told Willeford a person who has eaten a monkey can recognize another person who has eaten a monkey.
††††† Chief once shot a monkey-eating eagle, Pithecophaga jeffreyi, out of a tree over the Seminole Dining Hall, using a ĹĒ 10í rigid conduit for a blowgun and a shish-kabob skewer fletched with toilet paper for feathers, and tipped with curare, which he kept in the photo lab in an unlabeled darkroom bottle, I hope no anthropology students got ahold of it after Chief died.† You donít know where itís been.
††††† Itís like your Aunt Ednaís ass.† It goes on forever and itís twice as wide.
††††† The monkey died, Chief barbecued it, and we ate it.
††††† It roiled around in our stomachs like the rubber-band core of a golf ball.
††††† I donít recommend it.
††††† But I can recognize another monkey-eater.
††††† No, he shot down a monkey-eating eagle.† The monkey he cooked was a Psychology Department lab animal that died of old age.† Heíd been doing chin-ups in his cage for 30 years and was tough as beef jerky.
††††† He was tough as Mickey Hargitay, the weight-lifter husband of Jayne Mansfield.
††††† Arnold Schwarzenegger played the role of Mickey Hargitay in the 1980 TV-movie The Jayne Mansfield Story.