We always look forward to receiving holiday wishes from Borough President Markowitz — if only so we can share the Beep’s Christmas card with the many Brooklynites not on his list.
Last year, we deconstructed a handful of coded symbols that Markowitz had embedded within the card, including his trademark white tuxedo. This year’s card — which celebrates the first season of pro volleyball at Coney Island — is again chock full of excitement, as our analysis shows:
1. Marty’s wife, Jamie, the Beep’s ultimate cheerleader, looks far less like Michael Jackson than in previous years.
2. Marty’s head looks out of scale with his body. Is this a comment on the well-documented success of his diet?
3. Four against two doesn’t seem fair, especially when Marty is joined by bi-racial Santas and a Hasidic rabbi, volleyball legends said.
4. Most litter on the Coney beach is festive in Markowitz’s card, but one empty bottle was included, a nod to reality, we suppose.
©2006 Community News Group
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