Sunday, May 2, 2010

Separated at Birth: Krugman joins the search

[Update: So does Mannion. See addendum below.]

There are those who search for the Grail. There are those who search for the lost Ark of the Covenant. Others pursue the Missing Link, the True Cross, the Comedy of Aristotle, the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, moderate Republicans, or Yeti.

And my cousin Tom has this uncanny ability to look down and spot four-leaf clovers.

Here at p3, we proudly welcome Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman to the confraternity of seekers after that rarest of rarities: Public figures who, hitherto unlinked, are actually Separated at Birth.

Today, Krugman identifies the SAB link between someone who has mixed feelings about the Volcker Rule and someone who's a strict follower of the Rules of Acquisition.

We're proud to have him on the team.

Addendum: Lance Mannion found another SAB angle in this story. Both Lance's and Krugman's (Note to Lance -- update your resume: "Got mentioned in same sentence with Paul Krugman!") proffered SAB links share an important connection: Wallace Shawn (linked by LM) played The Grand Nagus Zek, leader of the Ferengi government, who was also an occasional collaborator with and political patron of Armin Shimerman's Quark (linked by PK) on "Star Trek: Deep Space 9." I don't know what it means, but it's got to mean something.

Doesn't it?

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