One-Armed Shadowboxing

Dear Reader (Including those of you who found Madison Cawthorn’s transformation into comedic soft-porn character so gradual you didn’t even notice),

So I’ve spent the week talking about abortion, and frankly I’m exhausted. Discussing such an emotionally radioactive issue can be exhausting. So let’s take a break from that and talk about race instead.

In Rocky II, Mickey comes up with a strategy to beat Apollo Creed in their rematch: Rocky should fight right-handed. The strategy has three advantages to it. First, it’ll surprise Creed because Rocky is a southpaw. Second, changing his stance will help protect Rocky’s bad eye. And third, they had to come up with something to make the movie different from the first one. 

So Rocky trains with his left arm tied at his side, to build up his right arm.

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