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Paul Simon’s 1972 self-titled album featured the song “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”. The video features Mickey Mantle, Spud Webb and John Madden. Paul Simon pitching to Mickey Mantle? It doesn’t get much better than that.

 “Mantle was my guy,” he says. “Mantle was about the promise of youth.” 

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Larry David

Mayor Bloomberg

Michael Jordan

President Bill Clinton

Martha Stewart

Keith Olbermann & Garbage Can

Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier

Kristin Chenoweth





Minka Kelly

Jack Nicholson

Tom Cruise 

Paul Simon


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“Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you…” Joe DiMaggio thought he was being made fun of by Paul Simon, in his #1 hit single, ‘Mrs. Robinson’, but that wasn’t the case at all.

Of course, DiMaggio himself didn’t think “Mrs. Robinson” worked. Word was, he wanted to sue Simon. He thought he was being made fun of, not an illogical assumption considering the hallucinogenic sensibilities of the ’60s that reduced virtuous All-America types to corny characters.

“The first time I met DiMaggio, I guess it was the year the song came out,” says Simon. ” ‘Mrs. Robinson’ was still new and big. I was in an Italian restaurant on Central Park South. I went over and introduced myself. ‘Mr. DiMaggio, I’m Paul Simon. I’m the guy who wrote ‘Mrs. Robinson.’ He knew. He invited me to sit down.”

“What does that mean?” DiMaggio asked. “Where have you gone . . . ?”

The greatest living ballplayer explained that he was doing ads for Mr. Coffee and a bank, that he had never gone anywhere.

“Hey, it was still the hippie days and he was wondering whether I was making fun of him,” says Simon. “And I told him I wasn’t making fun of him. I said the song was about heroes, a certain type of hero.”


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