|It is generally accepted by myeckologists that he got
what creative tendencies he had from his mother's side of the family.
His maternal great-grandmother had been prominent in the local equivalent
of Show Business in the Old Country and is generally credited with the
creation of Seven Card Monte, similar to the more familiar three card variety
but for the number of cards, the fact that they were all placed face up,
and the scimitar-wielding "bystander" standing by to behead any customer
who happened to guess the correct card., which, this being after all the
Old Country, was not as often as you might expect.