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30 December 2009 @ 08:20 am
Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated  
Man, it is so weird when you hear on the radio "David Levine died yesterday"...

(The David Levine who died was the New York Review of Books caricaturist, probably the most famous living person of that name. Now the rest of us move up one step.)

threeoutsidethreeoutside on December 30th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
I heard that on NPR going to work this morning, and thought of you. "David? Nah - couldn't be - nope, he's not 89. Whew!"
Damon Kaswellgooddamon on December 30th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, that must mess with your head. I didn't know there were any other David Levines. How common is the Levine family name?
scarlettina: Jewish: Dreidelsscarlettina on December 30th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
It's one of the most common Jewish names out there. You don't want to even try to find a David Levine in New York City--there are pages and pages of Levines in the NY White pages there. Levine is the Smith or Jones of Jewish ancestry, along with Shapiro and Cohen. (I am related to a plethora of Levines myself.)
Damon Kaswell: SadDamongooddamon on December 30th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Oh boy. I just got my Jewish ancestry card revoked, huh. I should have known that.
biomekanicbiomekanic on December 30th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
I know the feeling
I got about a dozen phone calls and a lot of email about this.
Judith Agratheaagrathea on December 30th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
What I can't help but wonder is if you found yourself shouting as you heard it, "I'm not dead, yet! I'm feeling much better..."
shaolingrrlshaolingrrl on December 30th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Is there a David Levine dead pool we should know about?

(Okay, that was totally morbid but it's what popped into my head.)
Kalimackalimac on December 30th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
Did I tell you about the time that, totally by happenstance (I was looking for somebody else's grave, and had been mistakenly directed to the wrong cemetery), I found my own name on a tombstone?

And my name combination is not common. Died ten years before I was born, no relation, never heard of him.
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on December 30th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
its a good thing you look neither 83 or Dead.
Colleen Cahillcoruca on December 30th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
My first thought was:

No one can tell if your dead on the Internet; you could be ghost writing.

Nancynancymcc on December 31st, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
If you move up a step, what rung does that put you on?
David D. Levinedavidlevine on December 31st, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Well, Space Magic's Amazon.com Sales Rank is #1,057,135 in Books, so it's a pretty low rung.