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Commentary: Talking Carp

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Commentary: Talking Carp

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Commentary: Talking Carp

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Commentator Andrei Codrescu reflects on the story of a carp that allegedly shouted in Hebrew in an upstate New York fish market. He says Catholics have seen religious messages on tortillas and no one laughed, but everyone is laughing at this story and calling the fish-story believers "meshugeneh," Yiddish for "crazy."