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Name Shame

In the latest installment of Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we meet Malachi and watch as Mitzi meets an ignominious end

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Owing to our phantom narrator’s recent exit, “Tell Mitzi” will henceforth be called “Tell Me.”

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Having a name that is a mission of interaction amongst elemental configurations in the universe is the purposefullness of identity which is name, Yaakov, meaning took the shoulder to pass on the right and scored at the plate. Having no identity in the present is more confusing; in Hebrew no conjugation of am, are, is in the present since we lived and will live only as a purpose that is a mission of interaction amongst elemental configurations in the universe.

Therry Neilsen-Steinhardt says:

Shame on you for dumping Mitzi! Does this mean that “tell me” will not be graphic? YOu think it’s easy working as a graphic artist for a magazine as virtual as Tablet? I’m really bummed by this development!

hi Therry, the Tell Me column will still be graphic. the character mitzi desperately wanted to be fiction, we felt like she was clashing with the question and answer theme. she’s still kicking around somewhere, in an even more virtual world. i’d like to use her one day in something else. Tell Me a Mitzi is one of my favorite picture books. i’m sorry to let it down.
i do like working as a graphic artist for a virtual magazine. designers use computers for everything now, no more of those beautiful-smelling markers and french curve tools people worked with fifteen years ago… that art belonged on sensory magazine paper. i think a screen is a good venue for art that’s made on a screen. screens have less nostalgia but they have magic, and they’re a fresh frontier.
how do you pronounce Therry by the way? i’m guessing with a hard T.

Maybe the meaning is found in Mitzi’s departure Full streaming life, then disappearance (perhaps to be ressurrected)

nancy wells says:

I believe what is in a name is to tell you what family to belong to. I am not jewish but long to know the jewish culture and to regain my roots. I believe God ordains our name whether we realize it or not. My family names all first middle and last determine what jewish roots are ours. nearly every one of our names are biblical or have biblical meaning. Jacob and Esau are 2 sur names in my family. I have so much to share but only 2000 characters to write.

Dear Tell Me,

Mitzi is short for Mitzvah. I knew a DOG named Mitzvah that was shortened to Mitzi. I am sure that Tell Me will be just as fun and funny as Tell Mitzi and as you said she didn’t die but alas the DOG did.

I’ve said that least 1970099 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

Good summary of the year- poor option for selection 1. It can be a mess. Let is hope for any greater 2010.

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In the latest installment of Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we meet Malachi and watch as Mitzi meets an ignominious end

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