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- 2In a letter to Robert Burns, Baxter wrote "The Plunket nurse ran in
To scissor off my valued foreskin,
But one thing staggered that grimalkin:
Poets are born with three balls."
- 3At the age of seven, in 1914, about the time that he went to boarding school and his father went away to war, he was circumcised. ... Auden's operation remained an unpleasant memory.
- 4Capra contacted gonorrhoea after a one-night stand with a woman. He sought treatment at an underground "clap-shack" which cured him until the next random he slept with. This time, the quack doctor Capra consulted suggested a radical remedy: adult circumcision. "The son of a bitch cut everything off!" Capra later wailed. The operation left Capra hunched over in agony, bleeding into a rag -- and sexually crippled for the rest of his life.
Marc ChristianHe was actor Rock Hudson's last boyfriend.
Chuck EdwardsDear George:
I happen to feel the same way you do. I am Catholic and curious as to how many inches I lost in that hospital back in the 30s....
- Blueboy, September 1994
- 7There is no direct quote regarding this, but his friends say he did not shy away from talking about it.
- 83:20 mark: "I still sometimes brood on the missing bits."