Gray Chang: “Regarding Aaron’s message regarding the mechanics of voting for multiple candidates, he (and maybe you) would be interested in what is called “approval voting,” in which you can vote for as many candidates as you like. The candidate who receives the most votes is the winner. There are many advantages and no disadvantages of this system. Here is one of several web sites on this topic.”
Nathan: “Some more info on voting theory. Summary: no perfect voting system exists, but the “one person, one vote” system is not the best.”
. . . And now, switching gears . . .
Gennady: “Six Jewish gentlemen were playing poker in the condo clubhouse when Meyerowitz loses $500 on a single hand, clutches his chest and drops dead at the table. Showing respect for their fallen comrade, the other five complete their playing time standing up.
“Finkelstein looks around and asks ‘Now, who is going to tell the wife?’
“They draw straws. Goldberg, who is always a loser, picks the short one. They tell him to be discreet, be gentle, don’t make a bad situation any worse than it is. ‘Gentlemen! Discreet? Discretion is my middle name, leave it to me.’
“Goldberg schleps over to the Meyerowitz apartment, knocks on the door. The wife answers and asks what he wants.
“Goldberg declares, ‘Your husband just lost $500.’
“She hollers, ‘TELL HIM HE SHOULD DROP DEAD!’
“Goldberg says, ‘I’ll tell him.'”
Click here to repeat the same story with Irish names and accent (read by Frank McCourt); here for Italian (read by a Soprano).
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