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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Ceasefire In Gaza, $170 Million Spent On Obama’s Inauguration, and Actor Joaquin Phoenix Raps

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Israeli troops are pulling out of Gaza today after a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was called on Sunday, hopefully putting a halt to the 22-day battle.   Chesley Sullenberger, the heroic … Read More

By / January 19, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • Israeli troops are pulling out of Gaza today after a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was called on Sunday, hopefully putting a halt to the 22-day battle.  
  • An estimated $170 million will be spent on Barack Obama’s inauguration. What’s costing the most? Increased security, the blinged-out parties, and the numerous port-o-potties required for the event. I hope they stocked up on toilet paper. 
  • Israel promises to not only pull out of Gaza, but to do it by the time Barack Obama gets sworn in as president at tomorrow’s inauguration.
  • A movie theater security guard on Long Island stabbed a 16-year old moviegoer, who wanted to wait for his ride inside the theater, after a showing of horror flick My Bloody Valentine
  • Actor Joaquin Phoenix, who has officially retired from Hollywood to pursue a career in music, made his debut as a rapper over the weekend at a Vegas nightclub. The fully-bearded Walk the Line star, who will be featured in a documentary (filmed by Casey Affleck) about his burgeoning rap career, performed a few tracks he’s been working on for enthusiastic club kids. It’s unfortunate that he already left his day job.