Friday, February 27, 2009

Wait, another Cam'ron post?

Again and Again.

Cookies with Some Apple Juice aka best song ever made.

Here's another link so you can download it twice.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jonah: The Evolution of A Bully



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wait, did someone say Don Rickles?

Turns out Denzel Washington is both Don Rickles' biggest fan and greatest prop.

It cuts out a little at the end. If you care, here's part II.

Movie Review #14: Defiance

Defiance: Best Movie Ever

Let's see, the whole movie is a bunch of people talking about what it means to be a Jew, then killing people, a bit more talk about what it means to be a Jew, then more action, and so on and so forth. And it takes place in the woods, which has always been my favorite setting for movies. The only thing it didn't have was a very special appearance by Don Rickles.

Better late than never

Monday, February 23, 2009

Timothy Dolan....Wish I got to know him.

In case you didn't know, the Pope just selected the archbishop of my city to become the new Archbishop of New York, the most high profile position in the U.S. Catholic Church. This is huge.

Why do I care? Because I grew up in a city that's 60 percent Catholic. And you don't get that large of a number with a bit of this Catholic influence to marinating into the culture of the city itself. There's a lot about Milwaukee, a lot, that's owed to it's Catholic heritage, and it doesn't start or end with fish fries. You know there are so many churches, cathedrals, and basilicas, that 35 percent of the property in the city of Milwaukee is tax exempt? Do you realize what a number like that means? I digress.

Anyway, it's a bittersweet thing. We are all so proud, but it's quite a loss. He had his detractors, but two things were very clear, he had a zero tolerance, no nonsense approach to the clergy sex scandal. Not to mention he was the first high ranking Church member to convene groups of victims with mental health professionals, law enforcement, and Church members. In short, he was the first to realize that it may be a good idea for victims of sex abuse to seek mental help. And of course, he was a good, strong friend to the Jews. He never denied a request to appear or speak at synagogues throughout Milwaukee, and he also managed to show up at a couple Bar-Mitzvah. This is kinda a big deal. We Jews have a thing about Catholics, and other religions too, specifically, that these people that aren't Jews are always trying to kill us. So, it was good to know we, like Catholic fellow Milwaukeans, were in good hands under the Dolan's leadership. Let's hope we don't get stuck with another Rembert Weakland..

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cam'ron and my new best job ever.

So in the midst of the week of King Jaffe Joffe's resurgence, there's been a slew of online interviews (with some classic quotes but all of them are too long to ask anyone to sit through), a video, and best of all, a XXL exclusive report that Cam'ron has begun work on a sitcom that's basically a black "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

But it gets better

"Staying true to Curb’s unique brand of Jewish humor, Cam – who once had a DVD in the works called “Here’s Cam’ron (You Little Yentas)” – says that he wants to include Jewish people in the project. “Right now while I’m writing my show, it’s a lot of stuff that has to do with Jewish people,” he said. “So I called my lawyer, my man Andrew Bergman, and I’m like listen, would I be allowed to do this because I don’t wanna offend anybody.”"

Also, Cam'ron has recorded a song called IBS, which is one of the greatest pieces of Jewish humor I've ever heard. In it, Cam'ron pretends to be a Jewish grandfather lamenting the horrors of irritable bowel syndrome. "Ultrasound, MIR, CAT scan, sonogram Laparoscopy, inoscopy, I be stressed/The prognosis, diagnosed, IBS." And if that's not enough for you, thesecond part of the chorus is "I got stomach pain, don't matter sun or rain/Thought that it went away, uh oh, here it come again." Seriously, I keep the album this song is on right next Henny Youngman

So Cam even though you got a good mastery of Jewish humor, I still want to be part of your show. I know how to complain about medical ailments, I'm able end sentences while raising my vocal inflection, and so much more. Consider me a vital part of your show. I got further qualifications too B. I've been a fan of yours for a while and I also represent by my own loose estimates 80 percent of your fan base by being a Jew and therefore also a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm. In short, I'm well qualified. And I'll work for cheap too, just gimme a good percentage of the back end. (NO HOMO)


Monday, February 9, 2009

Max B and Mistah Fab are better at talking than anyone else in the world.

Not into, but this is golden. And it's even better cause the funny doesn't come from them, so I don't have to ever worry about going back and checking their website for more of this.

This is one you gotta watch more than once. The first few times it's hard to make sense out of it, is it just plain funny, or is there something deeper going on here. By the third viewing you might be able to ignore the dudes in the back being 20% funny. By the 6th viewing you get bored. But if you make it eight, the tears will come out your eyes. So make it to eight.

Max B x ItsTheReal Teaser from The Real Extras on Vimeo.

Let's dissect this one a bit. There are at least seven different parts which I could see argued as the best part of the clip. That's a huge number of best parts to have. What amazes me is how both of them are able to follow each other without ever even looking at one another. Are we dealing the the Trey and Page of comedy? (no hippy)

Also, this Max B character laughs like a duck. For real.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


The New Yorker has a fascinating piece on Nigerian merchants living in Gaungzhou, China. What they do, where they live, how the get there, etc. Yeah, you may not find it super interesting, but I think Nigerians moved to China just so I could read about it.
Click for the audio slide show.

Cam'ron: I Hate My Job

Cameron "Tom Joad" Giles takes a moment to address the daily struggles of the working man and his particular plight in today's tough economic times.

But first, Cam' back back from buying watches in Switzerland and was just spotted in Chicago filming four four videos in seven hours. Here he is in all blue, exploring the whole west side with the Beamer.

I Hate My Job

Hate to say it, but from the production value alone, looks Bernie Madoff ran off with a few of Killa's stacks. Ask George or Regina.