End of a ping pong icon

There are worse ways to spend a life than playing ping pong.

Marty Reisman died today. He was 82.

Reisman was a ping pong hustler. The Boston Globe says “his signature trick was breaking a cigarette in half from across the table.”

The record of life show, however, that when he got his one chance to demonstrate the trick on national TV, he blew it. Such is life.