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12-10-2011, 10:59 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
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Honestly, I can barely remember if he was good or bad. IIRC, he generally came across as a cranky old guy... although in his defense, we sucked pretty bad during his tenure.
There was his memorable legal dispute with actor Paul Kligman (Wayne & Schuster)
No stranger to controversy, Kligman ignited a national furor over his futile attempts at resuscitating the Toronto Balmy Beach football club in the 1960s. Kligman sued erstwhle partner Annis Stukus for breach of contract and Stukus countersued.
While they ultimately settled out of court, Kligman would not let the matter rest, and wrote the immortal homoerotic poem, "Stukus."
TWAS HEAVEN TO RIDE YOU.
MY BLISS WAS INSIDE YOU.
HOW COULD YOU GIVE ME CRABS?
Canadian poet Irving Layton hailed the "raw, brutal power" of "Stukus," claiming it a "powerful antidote to the vapidity of the Beat poets" and "a classic example of Semitic shrewdness."
Kligman died aged 62 at Toronto's North York General Hospital following heart failure. His epitaph reads:
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