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  • Funny the things we fight for. Hemmingway went to bat for a urinal one time.

    He used to drink daiquiris in this bar -- his bar really, he was there so often. He sat in the corner and the bartender brought him the daiquiris one after another. They were free as long as the mystery surrounding him and his pen brought in customers. He took them, guiltlessly. His record was 17.

    In any case, the urinal was to be tossed out, smashed and scattered in the back into different trash barrels or buried under two inches of dust. Hemmingway caught the owner dragging it out, and thought it an unfit end for such a loyal specimen. So he took it home. Placed it in his front yard, as a watering hole for his cats.
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