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Slim Farman, 1934-2021

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    I heard yesterday that Slim Farman passed away on November 29.

    I called Stanless Steel, who told me about three weeks ago that Slim's daughter had called Stanley. She said Slim was in bad shape, and was down to 150 pounds. Stan confirmed that Slim had passed at about 1 am yesterday.

    My best to his family, to his children, to his grandchildren, and to his great grandchildren.

    One of the proudest moments of my "writing career" (if you want to call it that), is when, a couple years after the 2011 MILO article I had written about him was published, he called me up to ask if I could score some additional copies of the MILO issue that contained the story. He wanted some to give to his grandchildren. Both Randy Strossen and I complied; we were happy to do it.

    The thing about Slim that struck me was not the fact that he created an interest in an otherwise obscure feat of strength, not that he set a standard that may very well never be equaled, not that he served as a teacher, mentor, and inspiration to many, but it was his inner strength. It is not often that you meet someone who possibly has never compromised his principles and core beliefs. He was, as I once said, a Modern Day Superhero.

    There was talk for decades of making a movie about The Mighty Atom. Naah, they should start with a movie about Slim Farman.

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    I had an old Iron man magazine with a writeup about him from the late 70s or early 80s. Incredible. Sad no other responses to this thread.