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Subject: Woody Allen on Madoff
Tails of Manhattan
by Woody Allen March 30, 2009
Two weeks ago, Abe Moscowitz dropped dead of a heart attack and was reincarnated as a lobster. Trapped off the coast of Maine, he was shipped to Manhattan and dumped into a tank at a posh Upper East Side seafood restaurant. In the tank there were several other lobsters, one of whom recognized him. "Abe, is that you?" the creature asked, his antennae perking up.
"Who's that? Who's talking to me?" Moscowitz said, still dazed by the mystical slam-bang postmortem that had transmogrified him into a crustacean.
"It's me, Moe Silverman," the other lobster said.
"O.M.G.!" Moscowitz piped, recognizing the voice of an old gin-rummy colleague. "What's going on?"
"We're reborn," Moe explained. "As a couple of two-pounders."
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Origins: Academy Award-winning actor/director Woody Allen is best known for his work in films and
The article referenced above, a bit of fantasy fiction in which two of Ponzi scheme scammer Bernie Madoff's victims die, are reborn as lobsters, and exact their revenge on the swindler at a posh Upper East Side seafood restaurant, is a piece by Allen which was published under the title "Tails of Manhattan" in the
Last updated: 27 March 2009
Allen, Woody. "Tails of Manhattan." The New Yorker. 30 March 2009.