New Wikileaks Release!!!11!!

Below the fold. Ten points if you can identify the significance of the law firm mentioned in this recently released video.

Hat tip Cain


  1. #1 Jared
    December 17, 2010

    I’m pretty sure that’s just a placeholder name

  2. #2 Larro
    December 17, 2010

    Dewey, Cheatum & Howe!

    Click & Clack!!!

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    December 17, 2010

    Larro FTW!!!

  4. #4 Mark
    December 18, 2010

    From High Above Harvard Square, My Fair City!

  5. #5 Equisetum
    December 18, 2010

    Dewey, Cheatum & Howe!

    My first thought was Leisure Suit Larry! Part three, I think.

  6. #6 MadScientist
    December 18, 2010

    I thought that was “Cheetham”. I musn’t be familiar with the source.

  7. #7 mikeg
    December 18, 2010

    3 stooges

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    December 18, 2010

    Actually, it’s: “Chief Legal Counsel Hugh Louis Dewey of Dewey, Cheetham & Howe”

  9. #9 6EQUJ5
    December 18, 2010

    Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe is a very old gag from vaudeville. The Three Stooges used it, and a cardboard standup of the Stooges with the firm’s nameplate is available online:

  10. #10 Greg Laden
    December 18, 2010

    What? Car talk stole this gag? Why, I’ll murdify ’em!

  11. #11 zackoz
    December 19, 2010

    Filchem, Grabbit and Runn.

    Or, if you like P G Wodehouse: Peabody, Peabody, Peabody, Peabody, Hoots, Toots and Peabody.

  12. #12 Tomato Addict
    December 20, 2010

    Last I visited Harvard Square, someone had a “Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe” sign displayed in an upstairs window.

  13. #13 Greg Laden
    December 20, 2010

    Tomato, that has been there since at least the 90s, maybe the 80s (though I was not paying attention to this sort of detail in the 80s)

    “Harvard Square” is a cover name for “Car Talk Plaza” and “Cambridge” is a cover name for “My Fair City.” You were looking at the Car Talk studio:
    which is where they broadcast the show from.