Flying Spaghetti Monster knows this moment was coming, and the Grey Lady and all other media outlets had the obit ready to go within seconds, but fuck if it still didn’t hurt.



St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix has an excellent neurological center. The Greatest and his wife contributed a lot of money and had a building named after them.

Every time I passed by, I was tickled pink to see part of a Catholic hospital named after a Muslim man.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Every time I go to PHX for work I stay at the Hampton Inn in the shadow of St. Joe’s and an enormous Starbucks on Central Avenue — and the sad thing is everytime I see the morning breakfast lady (who has come and prayed for me and her relatives I represent in a class action case) praying with other guests for the healing power of Allah or Jesus to help their loved ones undergoing surgery that day. And I’ve done enough multi-day trips that I too get sucked into the St. Joe Hampton Inn family prayer drama by the time it’s day 3. So I can’t judge when it comes to St. Joe’s, other to say that I never noticed that there was the Muhammad Ali Neurological Science Studies Wing.

@SanFranLefty: The most prominent signage on the side of the building is at the corner of Thomas and 3rd Avenue. If you search that corner on Google maps, you can see it.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Ahh, I see, that would involve walking at least 2 blocks from the motel in the god-awful heat, although it’s in the direction of the closest liquor store.

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