The document is a humor piece, a parody of my employment problems. Humor is considered one of the mature ego defenses, and tends to be absent in persons with psychotic mental disorders.
The Three Contestants
Recently, a kinescope--previously thought to be lost--of the pilot of "What's My Line" emerged. The following is a portion of the transcript of that lost episode.
Announcer: Standing before you are three persons, each claiming to be Malcolm Lassman--a personal friend of Gertrude R. Ticho.
Malcolm Lassman No 1: Good evening, my name is Malcolm Lassman, and I'm a personal friend of Gertrude Ticho.
Malcolm Lassman No. 2: Good evening, my name is Malcolm Lassman, and I'm a personal friend of Gertrude R. Ticho.
Malcolm Lassman No. 3: Good evening, my name is Malcolm Lassman, and I'm a personal friend of Gertrude Ticho.
Announcer: One of the three men you see standing before you is Malcolm Lassman. Mr. Lassman is the founding partner of a large law firm and is a personal friend of Gertrude Ticho, a psychiatrist who practices in Washington, D.C. Mr. Lassman has pioneered the use of psychiatrist-assisted termination, or so he claims. Mr. Lassman introduced the concept or procedure a few years ago, when an employee at Mr. Lassman's law firm--known only as Anonymous--posed a
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