Thursday, June 28, 2007

Close to home.

I guess this is how metalheads felt when Spinal Tap came out. Jessica Abel hits the nail on the head with this illustration. That guy was me for about a three year period, peaking during my sophomore year of college.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Religious Jews have lots of sects.

From A frummies guide to labeling and judging other frummies:

Issurdox- Everything is strict in your house. You check your lettuce under a lamp with a magnifying glass. Your gasoline has to be kosher for pesach. You dont eat matzo on Pesach except for the first night because it may become gebrokts in your mouth.

I haven't checked out the rest of the blog, but Frum Satire looks promising based on that one extensive, and largely dead-on, glossary.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rilo Kiley! Julie! Other related marital news?

I just happened upon a gallery of photos from a Rilo Kiley/Nada Surf concert I went to with Barak, Julie, and Marissa. Nada Surf didn't impress me, but Rilo Kiley really knocked me out. The band was tight; Blake, in particular, exhibited some solid, versatile technical facility as a guitarist. Perhaps even more impressive was seeing him play his ass off without showboating. He and Jenny also charmed the hell out of the audience. They're very charismatic and have a ton of presence.


In related news, I spoke to Julie the other day, and she's recently engaged to her boyfriend. Congratulations, Julie.


I think Mendy's wedding is this week. When I ran into him at 770 a few weekends ago, I think he told me it's on the 28th. I'd have written it down, but it was Shabbos day. As I recall, that was the Shabbos when someone threw a whole bunch of trash in the cholent.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I rarely laugh at these things.

Most, if not all, of the comedy videos I've seen online are boring unless you were there when it happened. This one is actually pretty hilarious.

Caution: not intended for the exceptionally chaste.