Monday, November 4, 2013

Quote of the Day (Joe Queenan, on Nigerian and Law School Scams)

“People get really upset about the Nigerian Scam, but in their defense the Nigerians only ask for a few thousand dollars. Law schools ask for hundreds of thousands. And the Nigerian Scam does at least have a certain entertainment value: It makes the victim feel like he's been cast in a remake of the beguiling David Mamet/Steve Martin film The Spanish Prisoner. Law schools provide no drama and no amusement. It's a straight rip-off.”—Joe Queenan, “Law Schools and Other Shameless Schemes,” The Wall Street Journal, March 16-17, 2013

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