"bizarre" and "controversial"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 14 23:24:50 UTC 2011

On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 8:09 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Racist? Offensive? Vulgar? Crass? Inclusive? Â Geniusy? Â Jeez, I can't even
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Well, I don't know. He *does* appear to have some sort of clue. After
all, when the woman says,

"You're Jewish"

he corrects her by saying,

"My _family_ is Jewish."


"Don't tar Jews in the broad sense with the brush of *my* assholery,
simply because I happen to be of Jewish descent."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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