Monthly Archives: September 2006

Existential Inbox Dread

The longer I have an email account, the more menacingly philosophical the spam sent to it becomes. Check out some of the subject lines of junk mail I've received recently: Have you ever thought your entire life may come to … Read More

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North Korean Vice Consul Robbed in Russia

Well, you can make stuff like this up, but who'd want to?  "The car carrying Vice Consul of North Korea collided with a tractor on the highway near the village of Razdolnoye in southern Primorye on Saturday. A stranger rushed … Read More

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The Devil’s in the Details

Burn! Hugo Chavez referred to our illustrious president as Satan yesterday from the same UN podium where Bush had made his address the previous day, saying "The devil came here…Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, … Read More

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The Thin Beat: Israel Makes More Strides

This is the last time I'll shvitz on overly thin models. But it's worth emphasizing once again that the world should follow Israel's example in this arena. Reuters reported yesterday that Israeli fashion photographer Adi Barkan secured commitments from advertising … Read More

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News Flash: Models Too Thin

I cannot help but weigh in (excuse the pun) on "Thin and Thinner" from the Times' Thursday Styles. I could go on and on about the topic of overly thin models (for that see my personal blog). But I'll make … Read More

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Doctor of Philosophy, Heal Thyself

Thursdays are "Lowering the Brow" days at ye olde Daily Shvitz, and as Jewcy specializes in what we like to call "meta-narratives" (big ideas and themes put through a mirrored funhouse), it's bracing to come across a piece that does … Read More

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Today’s Jewcy

The Jewcer: Best Bars in Brooklyn? So far a couple of shrewd choices in our Forum offered by Izzy and user emanuelle. Joey, this one's for you: "The Royal Oak in Williamsburg. Best mint juleps in Brooklyn. (Our collective Jewish … Read More

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Jewish Food Is Like Jewish Mothers

The New York Times Joan Nathan suggests a "new" dumpling to prepare for the holiday on Friday. It has chick peas and chicken and is served in chicken broth. How innovative. Ms. Nathan also kindly helps readers with their High … Read More

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