October 25, 2006

Wow, You Look Terrific. Were You Recently Circumcised?

Check out the following gem from an interview that took place on KNBR 680 AM in San Francisco Wednesday morning between the local radio hosts and Warriors’ head coach Don Nelson (thanks to The Bird for alerting us to this):

When the radio broadcasters asked Nelson how Troy Murphy looked with his broken nose and mentioned that it’s a shame Murphy’s nose is broken, Nellie responded (please note that the quote is not quite verbatim but very close):

“Are you kidding? He looks better now. He’s like the guy who walks into the locker room after getting a circumcision and everyone says, ‘You look ten years younger.’”

Wow. It doesn’t look like KNBR has put up the audio of this interview on its website yet, but rest assured I’ll be on the lookout for it. This quote of course begs a couple of questions:

1) Who actually gets a circumcision after, say, the age of zero?

2) And if such a practice does take place, is it commonplace among pro athletes, who then generally walk into the locker room stark naked, only to be told by teammates that they (the recently circumcised) look tremendous?

3) And since when has getting one’s foreskin lopped off become synonymous with finding the fountain of youth?

Words I never expected to write today: #1) Foreskin.

Thank You, Don Nelson.


Anonymous Studlow duPree said...

A friend of mine was born at home in the country, and not circumcised. At about 21, he started having tearing of his foreskin, and a urologist told him he needed circumcision. During his recovery, he kept saying, "Don't you guys talk dirty. I'll pop my stiches!"

4:43 PM, October 26, 2006  
Blogger The OCC said...

Wow. That one pretty much left me speechless. Well played, sir.

4:57 PM, October 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Turkey, boys get circumcised at the age of 12, after a big coming-of-age ceremony (parade, etc. if you're from a rich family, kinda like a bar mitzvah). Much public to-do, then off to the back room for the job. I dunno if this is a regional tradition or a Muslim tradition.

11:04 AM, October 27, 2006  

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