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The Jewcer: Too Soon for Rough Trade? Editor-at-large Elisa Albert writes: "[U]pon further reflection, i feel like maybe the joanna angel piece should be postponed a few weeks — it's FANTASTIC, but on first glance, indeed, it seems a little … Read More

By / September 19, 2006

The Jewcer:

Too Soon for Rough Trade? Editor-at-large Elisa Albert writes: "[U]pon further reflection, i feel like maybe the joanna angel piece should be postponed a few weeks — it's FANTASTIC, but on first glance, indeed, it seems a little heeb-y, a little oooooh, look how down with the profane we are! jews + porno = soooo cutting edge." [Feedback Wiki]

Babylons for Bill: Jessica Valenti of the blog Feministing is not a sell-out whore for puffing out her chest in a pic with Slick. Izzy explains. [The Daily Shvitz]

If Only Her Forehand Were That Smooth: A relative of Tahl's says: "I wasn't offened by the Anna Kournikova picture (as a woman), the only thing I was thinking was the pain involved in waxing to get that smooth background." [Feedback Wiki]

The World:

Rope-a-Pope: Hitch offers his tu quoque to the Holy Father: "It is often said—and was said by Ratzinger when he was an underling of the last Roman prelate—that Islam is not capable of a Reformation. We would not even have this word in our language if the Roman Catholic Church had been able to have its own way." [Slate]

Desiccated Parchment: Kakutani thinks if TP's ever running low at the Posner household, there's always ye olde Constitution: "[W]illingness to bend the Constitution reflects Judge Posner’s archly pragmatic approach to the law and his penchant for eschewing larger principles in favor of utilitarian, cost-benefit analysis. Efficiency, market dynamics and short-term consequences are what concern Judge Posner, not enduring values or legal precedents." [NYT]

IDF Turns to Iranian Nukes: Israel's working on air-purification systems designed to minimize deaths from biochemical attacks. Also, tactical (bunker-busting?) nukes: "With Iran racing to obtain nuclear weapons, the IDF Home Front Command (HFC) has shifted its focus since the war in Lebanon and is now investing most of its efforts in confronting the threat of non-conventional weapons of mass destruction (WMD), a high-ranking officer revealed Monday." [J-Post]

 

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