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A parody of the hardboiled private detective genre in which ``P.I.'' stands for ``Principal Investigator'', a phrase familiar to anyone who has applied for a research grant. In this hilarious story, a math postdoc is conned by a famous researcher into helping him with his research, but cleverly gets his revenge in the end.
Originally appeared in Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2224 (2004) and then reprinted in the collection Riot at the Calc Exam.... 
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