Blackjack Commentator Daniel Pinkwater recalls finding in his father's office drawer two weapons known as blackjacks. Blackjacks are lead weights used to knock people on the head. Why two? One for the black suit, one for the brown. His dad taught him fashion.
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Commentator Daniel Pinkwater recalls finding in his father's office drawer two weapons known as blackjacks. Blackjacks are lead weights used to knock people on the head. Why two? One for the black suit, one for the brown. His dad taught him fashion.