Saturday, January 16, 2010

Last Straw

From Woody Allen, Getting Even (NY: Vintage, 1978)—

In 1921, Thomas (The Butcher) Covello and Ciro (The Tailor) Santucci attempted to organize disparate ethnic groups of the underworld and thus take over Chicago. This was foiled when Albert (The Logical Positivist) Corillo assassinated Kid Lipsky by locking him in a closet and sucking all the air out through a soda straw.