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In response to: Hi- You folks do a great job, especially with the Shvitz. I stumbled upon your site accidentally and now check it every day to get a) a laugh, or b) my dander up. I've tried to a) … Read More

By / January 17, 2007

In response to:

Hi-

You folks do a great job, especially with the Shvitz. I stumbled upon your site accidentally and now check it every day to get a) a laugh, or b) my dander up.

I've tried to a) thank you for the former (Beth!) or b) straighten you out for the latter (Meryl!), but no luck. I'm able to crack the math problem OK, but my comments go unrecorded anyway. What gives? Do you have to register in order to comment?

Finally, I notice that most Shvitz posts are by women, yet it's the men taking the heat in the graphic. Is this meant metaphorically, or did you pass on depicting a women's facility out of a sense of decorum? Or maybe (what do I know, I'm gentile) shvitzes are traditionally male preserves?

Anyway, I'd like to pipe up now and again. How do I make a comment? I use a Mac, browse with Safari and Comcast is my ISP, if that helps.

Thanks

Richard

Dear Richard,

Glad to hear you like the Shvitz. Your message brings to mind a theme of the Golden Globes-watching gathering I attended Monday night. Whilst a boring montage of old movies none of us gave a shit about one asked, "When is the Borat category coming on?" Our host–one of the unfortunates who had to work yesterday–while passing through the room in an apartment-wide quest for a corkscrew for our $4.69 bottle of Gato Negro cabernet sauvignon said, "No. No, we didn't miss it because that award won't come until much later." One of his good friends seconded, "And you know he knows because he was at work looking shit up all day."

We engaged in mild laughter. Our host returned to his seat. "Oh, you know—what do you look up?" We engaged in boisterous chuckling.

I soon later realized we spend all day making something for you people to look up when you're bored at work. We're in the business of giving people shit to look up. Considering how much shit there is to look up, we're flattered you frequent our shit.

Beth and Meryl are guest bloggers. We're always on the lookout for future guest bloggers so if you've got ideas or think you yourself can tango lob 'an email over to submissions@jewcy.com.

And no, you don't have to register to comment, but since you're a COMCAST subscriber, you're unable to use our site. There's what we call a "compatability problem". Comcast is doing us and you dirty by not helping us with this issue. Our web developer sits on speakerphone hold with them more way more than I care to hear shitty jazz flute music. If you know how we can get through to those fuckers, let us know. In the meantime, we're working on it, and may bring in the legal team so beloved readers like yourself can jewce along with us.

Finally, in regards to the Shvitz pictorial, THANK YOU for your kind suggestion that we're creating a complicated "metaphor" with the differing sexes between the drawing subjects and our bloggers. But no, we didn't put nearly that much thought into it. Jewcy's founding art director David Choe drew the picture and I'm not sure why he chose men nor do I know even two things about shviitzing (I'm Jewish, emphasis on the "ish", myself). But as a woman, I'd guess that since "shvitzing" seems like a filthy activity in which most classy ladies would never partake, perhaps men dominate?

But perhaps what I love most about this note, is it came from a "gentile." Which proves, you don't have to be Jewish to be Jewcy.

Peace out,

The "info" box checker

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