I thought I was finished posting today. Until I read the Daily News, and picked up the marvelous hard copy headline IT’S SLAM ON RYE, and story following up the Carnegie Deli divorce (as I’ve posted about a number of times), coupled (as Judge Matthew Cooper so harshly pointed out) with the employment lawsuit against the Deli.
Shayna Jacobs’ piece begins thusly (and this is definitely a count-the-pun contest):
Judge rips into Carnegie Deli owners during divorce hearing, telling couple they made millions ‘on the backs of dishwashers and cleaners and pastrami slicers’
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper berated Marian Harper Levine during Wednesday’s hearing after she accused him of making light of her case during previous proceedings.
They’re spoiled meat moguls, as far as he’s concerned.
A Manhattan judge ripped a pair of big shots from the Carnegie Deli at their divorce proceeding Wednesday — chiding them for wasting time with a petty beef as the cases of less fortunate parties were put on the back burner.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper said he “[couldn’t] care less about both of these people, in a sense” while tearing into Marian Harper Levine after she accused him of making light of pastrami puns at earlier court dates.
“What I care more about is the fact that they’ve made millions of millions of dollars on the backs of dishwashers and cleaners and pastrami slicers who make as much in a year as they’ve made in a day or two,” the irked judge added at a divorce conference between Marian and Sandy Levine.
Ooh, slam bam Judge Cooper. Bravo!