Entries Tagged as 'Scandals'

An anonymous neighbor leaves me a note taped to my door: please help me decode it.

Published on July 19th, 2009 by Malachi

friendly-noteWhen I got home on Saturday afternoon, a note dated “16 July” and taped to the door awaited me.
I had the vague feeling that I had seen the handwriting before –perhaps on another handwritten notice that had been publicly posted. But no firmer thought about this materialized, and so I cannot be sure of this. I reproduce the note here.

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A Yiddish proverb for Bernie Madoff: “It is not so good with money as it is bad without it.”

Published on December 20th, 2008 by Malachi

Since Bernie Madoff hit the scene last Thursday, I’ve been looking at my book “A Collection of Yiddish Proverbs”, trying to pick out those proverbs that best describe or comment (or speculate) on Bernie’s behavior. There are many profound beauties there, but –for the moment at least– I’m going with the supremely ironic, and the […]

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How to settle The Anthrax Doc mystery.

Published on August 8th, 2008 by Malachi

So, we still don’t know for sure whether it was him or not? The FBI hasn’t released all their findings yet? What about the Waterboarding Results! The Waterboard Analysis? That’s what I want to see. Don’t tell me that didn’t settle it! And don’t tell me we didn’t Waterboard the guy. I mean, if we […]

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