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Can’t We All Get Along?

A midyear resolution

by Max Shapiro |  Published: Jul 09, 2010

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It’s a little late for New Year’s resolutions, but maybe I can make a midyear resolution. I’ve been thinking about all the people I’ve ticked off by sticking them into my columns, and wonder if I should apologize and back off. If I did, I might not have anything else to write about, but at least I wouldn’t get so many death threats. Of course, not everyone has minded my humor. As I’ve said before, one of my favorite targets used to be John Bonetti, because of his Brooklyn-Italian accent, his continual war with dealers, and his record number of “coise-woid” penalties. But he never objected, and always would say that I made him “piss in his pants laughing.” This was despite the fact that our first meeting was not very promising. It was in 1996 at the Four Queens Poker Classic. The casino had issued a number of commemorative ...


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