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Unformatted text preview: case you were wondering. I haven’t met the man and can’t say that I ever will. I find it to be a great irony that being named from a Jewish tradition that a Christian name was chosen for me. People often associate people with famous people with the same first name as theirs. For me those people were Paul McCartney of the Beatles and the rapper Paul Wall, both of which I hold little similarity. I am neither a pop-rock music legend nor a gangster rapper. However, I do play guitar but Paul McCartney didn’t play guitar; he played bass. My last name, the last of my long list of names, is Shapiro. It is a name that is most-commonly associated with the Jewish people. People that are not Jewish however tend to lack this knowledge and often make the mistake of thinking that I am of Italian heritage. This happens quite frequently and may be the most annoying part of my name. I am forced to explain the truth to the ignorant people that misidentify me....
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- Spring '08
- Paul McCartney, Jewish tradition, Paul Shapiro, lethargic nature forbids