Fearless Dentist Hero Attacks the Scoundrel!
Fearless Dentist Hero Attacks the Scoundrel!
By: Terry Shapiro, Categories: Dentistry in the Media,Your Dental Health, Comments Off on Fearless Dentist Hero Attacks the Scoundrel!

At last! A fearless dentist hero! Check out the March 30, 2009 New Yorker Magazine article “Tails of Manhattan” by Woody Allen. In this comedy, Abe Moscowitz, a “decent citizen, a dentist, a mensch,” dies of a heart attack and is reincarnated as a lobster. Not a very dignified beginning for the dentist, and I read on, expecting the usual “dentist as schlemiel” story. But what a surprise! Turns out that Moscowitz lost his life savings in the Bernard Madoff swindle and has a myocardial infarction when he finds out.  The reincarnated Moscowitz spends his time swimming around in a restaurant lobster tank.  One day Bernie Madoff turns up at the restaurant and Moscowity gets his chance at revenge.  Moscowitz and a companion manage to turn over the tank and attack Madoff.  Moscowitz grabs Madoff’s nose with his giant pincers and the swindler is severely injured.  Moscowitz escapes to live out his lobster life in the waters of Sheepshead Bay. What a hero!