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During all the reports of the taping of the last Bozo’s Circus show, we were informed over and over again of the omnipresent Billy Corgan’s great affection for the beloved clown, and how he just had to appear on the final broadcast. (Why wasn’t Bozo invited to jam with the Pumpkins during their own farewell galas?) This reminded me of a night during the Bulls’ final championship run. At the end of the game my wife and I watched as Dennis Rodman took off his jersey, as was his custom, and jogged over to the stands to give it to a fan. This time the recipient was the bald-headed Corgan. Our phone rang, and the caller was a very excited and emotional friend. “Did you see that?” she exclaimed. “Dennis gave his uniform to the boy with cancer!”

–Paul Turner

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