Monday, October 2, 2017
Monty Hall (1921-2017). Requiescat in pace.
Monty was having the dream again, but it was different now.
The curtains were there, as always... but this time he was one of the contestants. Standing on his usual mark was a guy with glowing eyes, leaning on a scythe. And the curtains were black, so black they seemed to suck the light out of the room.
“What’ll it be, Monty? Curtain One, Two, or Three?”
“Curtain Two, please.”
Curtain One opened to reveal a shiny Cadillac hearse.
“Wanna change your mind?”
Monty knew the paradox that had been named for him. “Three,” he croaked.
Of course. The goat.
[Monty Hall, noted game show impresario, passed away Saturday at age 96. Now he gets to see what’s behind the Final Curtain. Ave atque vale.]