Red Adair, legend

08/16/2004
Paul N. "Red" Adair was an oil industry legend long before his death at 89 on Aug. 7 and one of the few people in this business popular enough to be the subject of a joke.According to the old joke, a Texan dies and of course is winged directly to heaven, where St. Peter himself takes him on a grand tour of his new habitat. But as St. Peter reveals each new wonder in paradise, he's irritated by the Texan's recurring brag that there's something every bit as good or better "back home in Texas." Unable to take any more, St. Peter grabs the Texan by the collar and drags him over to heaven's edge for a bird's-eye view straight down into the roaring flames of hell below. "Hav...
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