Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Ira Glass Infatuation Post/This American Life Roundup: Crybabies

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do," said Ben Franklin back in the day. This week’s This American Life is all about those Crybabies who use self-pity like a teenager uses Facebook blindly on a social … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Jukebox the Ghost

The day after indie piano pop stars Jukebox The Ghost played The Tonight Show, I sat down with guitarist/co-vocalist Tommy Siegel to talk about the experience, touring and their new album, Everything Under the Sun, out now.   How was … Read More

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6 Baseball Books to Read Instead of Watching the Major League Baseball Playoffs

My predictions for the final outcome of the 2010 MLB season are dire.  Either: The Yankees will surge, and once again, win it all. It will end up being a mediocre World Series match-up between the Tampa Bay Devil Rays … Read More

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Albert Brooks: Genius

2 things: 1. Albert Brooks is one of the most underrated comedic minds ever.   2. Saul Austerlitz knows great comedic minds because he’s taken the time to write a book titled, Another Fine Mess: A History of American Film … Read More

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Is Israel Behind The Stuxnet Worm in Iran?

We’re going to go out on a limb and say that it’s preeeeety fricken likely. How do we know? Well Israel invented the USB and they really don’t like the idea of an Iranian nuclear attack.  So I guess, case … Read More

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Jews Watching Mad Men: One Shtup at a Time

"Holy crap!" thinks Don, "I should be shtupping her!" That’s great, but lets backtrack because in order to understand where we are going we must first revisit where we’ve been and the folks behind Mad Men understand this concept very … Read More

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Jewcy Interviews: Lev Grossman

Of literature Thomas Carlyle wrote, “All that mankind has done, thought, or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.” No critic in American life today does more to excavate that magic within texts than … Read More

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Fifty First (J) Dates: Chivalry Really is Dead

This story is really unbelievable. Footnotes by yours-truly. Email yours to fiftyfirstjdates@gmail.com! If you do, I will give you a million smiles. This past March I started talking to a guy on Jdate that had written me a very nice email … Read More

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