leisure 09.15.08

Take 5

5 Scam Artists
-Lee Israel
-Raffaello Follieri
-Han van Meegeren
-George C. Parker
-Charles Keating

5 Villains

Judge Turpin
Sweeney Todd

Thomas Cromwell
A Man for All Seasons

Mrs. Iselin
The Manchurian Candidate

Buy n Large Corporation

Roland Molineux
The Devil's Gentleman

5 Lies
"The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
George W. Bush

""I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."
Bill Clinton

[Saddam Hussein] "had long-established ties with al Qaeda."
Dick Cheney

"I said, 'thanks, but no thanks.'"
Sarah Palin

"As for offshore drilling, it's safe enough these days that not even Hurricanes Katrina and Rita could cause significant spillage from the battered rigs
off the coasts of New Orleans and Houston."
John McCain

5 Mob Hit Locales
Umberto's Clam House, Crazy Joe Gallo
Sparks, Paul Castellano
Park Central Hotel, Albert Anastasia
Joe and Mary's Italian American Restaurant, Carmine Galante
Cardiello's Tavern, "Frankie Shots" Abbatemarco

5 Hoaxes
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Hoax
The Curious Case of Sidd Finch
Microsoft Buys the Catholic Church
The Great Moon Hoax
Burger King Introduces Left-Handed Whopper

Charles Keating photo by Susan Sterner


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