I’ve been re-watching a lot of Seinfeld recently and a lot of things about my personality are starting to make sense when I think about just how much I idolized Elaine Benes. And, when I really think about it, it was probably only because she was the only woman on television at the time who looked like me. That, and she was openly agressive and opinionated, like me. I’ve definitely spent a lot of time pushing around skinny Jewish boys, both physically and metaphorically. I blame Elaine entirely.