Roberto Clemente played the game of baseball with great passion. That passion could only be matched by his unrelenting commitment to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate and those in need. People saw Roberto as a great ballplayer and humanitarian. He was also a great father, husband, teammate and friend.
Bonjour to all the beautiful people of Montreal because this is like home to me. We had Sugar Ray Leonard here who changed the globe and took on Roberto Duran right here in Montreal. How did we get to Montreal? Because it's one of the fairest cities in the world. We were looking for a neutral site and we picked Montreal. Sugar Ray Leonard came in and Roberto Duran beat him - because we got our fair shake in Montreal.
One of the reasons I appreciate being in a Pirates uniform is the greats who have worn it in the past. There was Bill Mazeroski hitting the walk-off home run to win the World Series. There was Roberto Clemente wearing the number 21. There was Pops: Willie Stargell. There was Dave Parker: Cobra.
The visitor enters and says, "What a lot of books! Have you read them all?"... The best answer is the one always used by Roberto Leydi: "And more, dear sir, many more, " which freezes the adversary and plunges him into a state of awed admiration. But I find it merciless and angst-generating. Now I have fallen back on the riposte: "No, these are the ones I have to read by the end of the month. I keep the others in my office.
Miramax seems to be showing the same faith in Roberto Benigni's 'Pinocchio' that the Republican Party showed in Trent Lott; the live-action version of Carlo Collodi's fairy tale about the wooden puppet whose only ambition was to be a real live boy was sneaked into theaters Christmas Day.
Mama wrote a letter to my father saying' I want to work with you' and she ended the letter saying' in Italian I can only say ti amo( I love you)' and of course the press used that to say women are sexual predators, in 1949 they made a first film together,' Stromboli', and they fell in love and my mother became pregnant with my brother Roberto before she could obtain a divorce.
While novels are fiction, mine are usually very close to my heart. Like my other books, 'The Lemon Orchard' is inspired by something I care about. I care so deeply. The stories are my dreams, and I want to do a lot of research. Roberto is based on a real live friend of mine named Armando who worked in my garden.
The bat was looking at Theo and Theo was having trouble following his own thoughts.The bat was wearing tiny sunglasses.Ray Bans,Theo could see by the trademark in the corner of one lens."I'm sorry, Mr.,uh- Case, could you take the bat off your head.It's very distracting." Him." Pardon?" It's a him.Roberto.He no like the light.
Roberto knew that he now had the power to influence the future. He needed to send a message back, and whatever he chose to say would affect Rosa and would help to guide her future choices. He felt a strong sense of guilt and responsibility about the situation in which he found himself, but he knew that he had to make it work. Somehow he needed to find a way to do the best that he could by his Rosa.
Like a cross between Paul Auster's The Book of Illusions and Janice Lee's Damnation, The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing is at once smart and slyly unsettling. It is expert at creating a quietly building sense of dread while claiming to do something as straightforward as describe lost films""like those conversations you have in which you realize only too late that what you actually talking about and what you think you are talking about are not the same thing at all. With Rombes, Two Dollar Radio deftly demonstrates why it is rapidly becoming the go-to press for innovative fiction.
I GOT A PICTURE OF HER DOWN BY THE SEASHORE WEARING A BIKINI MADE OF PURPLE VELOUR HER HAIR'S UP LIKE CONWAY TWITTY'S POMPADOUR WITH THE SMILE OF GUY LEFLEUR SHE GOT THE UPS AND DOWNS LIKE AN ELEVATOR BUT DEEP INSIDE SHE'S A MARSHMELLOW SMORE CAN BAKE A CAKE AS BIG AS JUPITOR EITHER OR, NEITHOR NOR SHE'LL SHARE IT WITH YOUR LABRADOR SHE CAN RUN FASTER THAN A BLAZING METEOR LOVES WINNIE THE POOH AND HIS FRIEND EEYORE CAN MAKE A PIPE OUT OF AN APPLE CORE THAT'S A TRICK SHE LEARNED FROM ROBERTO PARRISH DOWN IN ECUADOR YOU KNOW WHY?
[David Beckham 's shelf life at Real Madrid faces further scrutiny this week. Real manager Mariano Garcia Remon admitted he dropped the England star from the lineup because of concerns over his lack of commitment in training.] I put out the players who I have seen training best during the week, ... Beckham and Roberto Carlos have not trained well and I considered that they should not play. I choose the side based on the work they do during the week and this was my ideal side.
Mariano Garcia Remon
UH, SO MUCH MONEY THAT WHEN I PULL UP HOP OUT AND WALK IN THE BANK TELLER LOOK AT ME FUNNY KNOW HOW MUCH I GET, KNOW I'M LIABLE TO WALK UP IN THIS BITCH LIKE TONY WITH BIG BLUE BAGS OF THIS SHIT AND TELL 'EM, "COUNT IT UP" RIDIN' ROUND IN THAT CALI GOT OG KUSH IN MY BODY MY NIGGA I KEEP IT G AND THAT'S GUCCI OR THAT GIANI I'M GETTIN' DRESSED FOR THE AIRPORT TO POSE FOR THE PAPARAZZI MO' MONEY, MO' PROBLEMS, NOT HOW I SEE, HUH MO' MONEY, MO' ROBERTO CAVALLI, BRUH DAMN, AIN'T IT FUNNY HOW TIME PASS ONLY NIGGA IN FIRST CLASS
A lot of excellent illustrators are working at the moment-especially in fantasy and children's books. It is exciting also to see graphic artists such as Dave McKean, in his film Mirrormask, moving between different media. I also greatly admire the more traditional work of Gennady Spirin and Roberto Innocenti. Kinuko Craft, John Jude Palencar, John Howe, Charles Vess, Brian Froud... I'll stop there, as the list would get too long. But-in a fit of pride and justified nepotism-I'll add my daughter, Virginia Lee, to the list. Her first illustrated children's book, The Frog Bride [coming out in the U.K. in September, 2007], will be lovely.
As for my own answers to any of this? I have none. I'm far more confused than before I first went. I've had no great epiphanies, no profound realisations, but since returning home I've resigned myself to this one thing: that, putting the economics and politics of it all aside - naive as that may be - what it all boils down to is individuals. It's a simple interaction between just two people: one, a person with opportunities and choices, and who could get a flight out tomorrow should they choose; the other, a person with few options - if any. If nothing else, it's a gesture. An attempt. Food and a tent for Toto. Burns dressing for Jose. A little operating theatre with car batteries and boiled instruments, where Roberto can ply his trade. Free HIV treatment for Elizabeth, who'll never be cured and will always live in a hut anyway, but who'll have a longer, healthier life because of it. And sometimes it's little more than a bed in which to die peacefully, attended to by family and health workers... but hey, that's no small thing in some parts. My head says it's futile. My heart knows differently.