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December 7, 2006

The short-fingered vulgarian fingers back!


Back in the '80's Vanity Fair EIC Graydon Carter and gal-pal Kurt Andersen started a satirical magazine called Spy. As publications of this nature are wont to do, Spy had a bunch [OF] targets whose skin it liked to get under, as it were, but none more than the man himself, Donald Trump (who the mag affectionately referred to as a "the short-fingered vulgarian"). One of Spy's more famous pranks (which we *won't* be shamelessly ripping off at some point in the near future) was sending 64-cent checks to a bunch of millionaires (see: today's billionaires) to see who would cash their respective pots of gold. Whoever did so was subsequently sent a 32-cent check, then a 16-cent check and so on and so forth. According to Carter, Trump and one other cheapskate Saving Susan were the only ones to cash in all the way down to 16. The other day, Trumpskie denied having done so, shared TMI, and offered a scathing and hirsute observation:

You'll have to click here for his humble refutation!

P.S. [OF] was inserted by yours truly. Dealbreaker, you have a great site but man, proofread! Edit!! It's not just this post but all over!


and yet you still copied and pasted their entire post!

Posted by: gf at December 7, 2006 11:25 PM

You think we have time to edit?

But thanks for the link. Love the site.

Posted by: John Carney at December 20, 2006 6:24 PM
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