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Saturday, July 15, 2006

The dope on the shell game

These guys are out in force on the Ramblas - and anybody with half a brain knows it's a total scam. Still, I see tourists play the shell game as if their lives depended on it.

Luckily Larry Kovaks has solved the mystery once and for all. The most shocking part is the use of fake Americans as ringers. That's right: tourist disguises to attract the real deal. Read more about it, and the shell game, in The American Tourist Con.