A HAIKU ON THE OCCASION OF THE PASSING OF ALEX KARRAS: What do you do to mark the death of someone who was familiar to you (and to many of your generation) only as a bit player in an insubstantial bit of media* -- as the father in the second-most-popular white-people-adopting-black-children-with-glandular-problems-comedy-theoretically-ensues of your childhood -- but who was more familiar to an earlier generation in a less embarrassing way? Allow me this placid tercet:
The dude from Webster
Something something NFL
Was not Dick Butkus
*Not mentioning Mongo, because come on, that shit isn't funny.