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The origin of the thanks from the “Chinese Restaurateurs Association” to “the Jewish People”

December 7, 2011

You probably have seen the following photograph:


It is pretty clearly a hoax, referring to the nearly universal Jewish-American custom of eating Chinese food on December 25th (see, for example here or here).  But, to my surprise, its origin seems to lie with no less than David Mamet, who last year penned the following comic for Tablet Magazine.


(I’m not quote sure whether the leaving out the third “s” in “insists” in the first image was deliberate – to make it seem more like broken English – or accidental.)

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