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I’m not sure why I included this picture or what it has to do with this website except that we’re both wearing baseball caps. The gentleman I’m with is Mel Brooks. I have always been a big fan and consider him a comic genius. I met him during family vacations on one of the Virgin Islands and had the opportunity to enjoy his humor live and close up. I guess a reason why you’re seeing this picture is that during this boat ride between islands we had a discussion about both of us growing up in New York City, escaping the ghetto and coming a long way in life through hard work and fortuity. I’m not implying that we’re buddies. In fact, I vacation at other places now and haven’t seen him since that boat ride, but the event is a treasure well kept in my mind’s hard drive.