Late breaking synchronicity… Cosby/ Blagojevich

I recently read Bill Cosby’s book “Time Flies”, the sequel to “Fatherhood”. In it, he starts to address the feeling of growing older as he passes 50 year mark. He mentions a film I’ve yet to see, “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner”. He sees it several times throughout his life and has different reactions as he ages.

Moments ago, I read the news that Blagojevich has been impeached.

Blagojevich was out jogging in his Chicago neighborhood when the vote came down. When he returned to his home, he compared his situation to a short story about a petty criminal called “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner.”

“And that’s what this (impeachment) is, by the way, a long-distance run,” Blagojevich said.

So what is this story all about??!!

Wikipedia ALREADY has Blagojevich’s reference noted!

I recognize Tom Courtenay primarily from The Dresser.

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