I really don’t like Valentine’s Day! I hate everything about it, the stupid, corny Hallmark cards, the over-priced flowers, the overcrowded restaurants, the need to out-do each other with pricey gifts, etc… I am not saying that we shouldn’t show our love for the people in our...
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February 14, 2011 | 6:14 pm
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February 8, 2011 | 12:42 pm
As we all sat around watching Super Bowl last Sunday, and I watched the commercials, I couldn’t help but cringe every time an inappropriate commercial came on. I wouldn’t even care so much if the kids around the country weren’t watching it, including my 5 and 11-year-olds. The...
February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am
Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security. Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security? Who knows… Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass? Well, that’s why. This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...
January 28, 2011 | 3:30 pm
Is it terrible that I am always tricking my kids into eating or doing something that they don’t want to do? For example, for the first 8 years of my son’s life, he absolutely LOVED eating fish. Not just fish, seafood of any kind, he even had calamari a few times. How that...
January 21, 2011 | 6:05 pm
As I was visiting my kids’ Pediatrician the other day, again, I thought about how often I am in there. Is it strange that I am on a first name basis with the front desk staff, or that I know more about what’s going on in their life than I need to know? Speaking of knowing too much...
January 19, 2011 | 10:30 am
I really don’t understand what’s all the bruhaha all about! Why is everyone so upset with Ricky Gervais, and his performance at the Golden Globes? Last time I checked, Ricky Gervais was a Comedian, and the Golden Globes committee hired him to host the show knowing that he is a...
January 6, 2011 | 3:04 pm
Most people know, I am not a big sports fan. Sure I like to watch an occasional basketball game, only because every TV in the house has been hijacked to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers get their asses handed to them, yet again, by every single team in the NBA. But, that’s for later…...
January 2, 2011 | 9:31 pm
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What’s a mother of boys to do during the 2-week Winter break? After days of wrestling, fighting, video game playing, and countless hours of television, I decided to take my boys to “Color Me Mine” for some ceramic painting. I’ve done it before myself, but my boys never showed...
March 26, 2009 | 4:27 pm
FADE IN.SCENE: A fat, white Jewish boy wearing a backwards baseball cap, pink sunglasses and a snarl, walks down the street to the tune of “Baby’s Got Back,” but instead of saying “I like a big butt and I cannot lie,” he’s rapping these words:
Dawgs, I like matzah balls and...
March 13, 2009 | 2:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)—Who watches the watchmensch? Yes, you read that right—the comic book “Watchmen” is getting a Yiddish makeover courtesy of a British comic writer.
And in fitting with “Watchmen’s” trademark plot twists and surprising revelations, “Watchmensch” has...
March 3, 2009 | 5:28 pm
Advertising genius and mystery man, Dan Draperberg unravels the secrets of making mayonnaise the next herring or chopped liver to the Jewish world. I’ll admit, I’ve only seen Mad Men a few times, but if it’s anything like selling condiments to Jews, I’m in.
A promo for Purim show,...
January 29, 2009 | 2:36 pm
I just came across this site and it’s as simple as it is brilliant: Old Jews Telling Jokes. I think its safe to say that we all have a few of these in our families. And there’s really no point in waiting until the next bar mitzvah, wedding or funeral to hear some cologne-drenched...
November 13, 2008 | 3:29 pm
November 10, 2008 | 7:43 pm
CSPAN rebroadcast a roast from 2005 where Barack Obama takes on his future White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel
October 27, 2008 | 11:21 pm
Its been eight long years since the boys said wassup to each other. Even with the effects of a down economy and imminent change in the White House, the boys are still able to come together and stay true to what really matters.
This is not the first parody of the Budweiser beer commercial, of course. There’s this ‘Jewish Wassup’ from a few years back:
October 1, 2008 | 2:48 am
Admitted Methodist Barrett Brown reports:
We are approaching the year 5769 of the Hebrew calendar, which is actually pretty awesome insomuch as that it puts us farther in to the future than does the more widespread Gregorian accounting. This is not quite as a cool as being ten...
September 25, 2008 | 3:13 pm
Once again, Sarah Silverman steps up to the Hollywood Jew home plate and knocks one out of the park. Go L.A. !
In this video for The Great Schlep, the effort to get young Jews to visit retired relatives in Florida and convince them to vote for Barack Obama, Sarah uses bad language to promote smart ideas.
It’s infuriating, funny, wise and insightful, and just as good as you’d hope.
Rough language warning.
Hollywood Jew hat-tip to Brad A. Greenberg who beat me to this choice video morsel.
September 21, 2008 | 3:00 am
McCain and Obama, Biden and Palin reach out and apologize (in the Rosh Hashanah tradition), blow a shofar, interrupt, yell, smile and joke—just like your family on Rosh Hashanah.
It’s a joke video, see!
The YouTube text says:
The presidential candidates for 2008 atone for their sins for the New Year. Happy Rosh Hashanah from Taglit-Birthright Israel! Cartoon by http://jewishrobot.com
August 27, 2008 | 1:46 am
TERÇA-FEIRA, 26 DE AGOSTO DE 2008
Num banco de praça de Nova York, um velho judeu lê o jornal Nation of Islam, publicação anti-semita editada por Louis Farrakahn.
Outro judeu se aproxima e lhe diz indignado: “Por que você está lendo esta porcaria em vez de...
August 5, 2008 | 1:58 am
Woody Allen is fitted for a new suit by robot Jewish tailors—from ‘Sleeper’
July 31, 2008 | 1:21 am
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video by Jay Firestone
Can you taste the difference between two different matzahs?
For some, it may be quite a feat to positively identify one matzah from another. But I know that each matzah is unique in texture, flavor, scent and shape.
Here are a few tips to follow, in...
February 15, 2008 | 9:49 pm
Someone named grossdog1 posted this video on YouTube during the Writer’s Strike.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
December 20, 2007 | 12:26 pm
Sure, mah-jongg is a game classically known for its appeal to old Jewish women, but so is bingo and scrabble. And I love those games, so why not mah-jongg?
But a 23-year-old nudnik playing mah-jongg? I know, that’s almost as crazy of as an 83-year-old yenta playing Donkey Kong....
December 22, 2006 | 10:34 pm
What’s funny to Sarah? And does she tell racist jokes? Well, she does use the ‘C’ word.
December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm