The Other B. Madoff

From the unfortunate names department: The New York Times reports on the plight of Ben Madoff (pronounced MAD-off, not MADE-off, like Bernie). “For months, B. Jeffrey Madoff has received phone calls, dozens and dozens of them, from people who saw the listing for him in the Manhattan directory, figured that he might be the infamous Bernard and decided to tell him off. The calls, Mr. Madoff said, have come ‘at all hours of the day and night,’ generally from ‘people who were either upset or unhinged or both.’” “A surprising number of callers are wounded victims who were just at a loss,” Madoff said. “I feel for them.”