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Abraham Joshua Heschel, George Carlin, Philosophy and Baseball

Abraham Joshua Heschel, George Carlin, Philosophy and Baseball
By April 16, 2010

According to the theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel, the difference between Judaism and other religions is time and space. According to the theologian George Carlin, the difference between baseball and football is time and space. Kevin Youkilis and Ian Kinsler see … Read More

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Next up on the List of Things Banned in Israel: The iPad

Next up on the List of Things Banned in Israel: The iPad
By April 14, 2010

Just a few hours after we find out that Israel’s largest book seller will be banishing a book because of content that "hurts the feelings" of some of the stores clientele; now we find out you can’t import iPad’s into … Read More

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How to get Your Book Banned in Israel

How to get Your Book Banned in Israel
By April 14, 2010

Apparently if you’re looking to get your work banned from the Barnes & Noble of Israel, the best way to do it is publish a book criticizing the settler movement; call them "messianic madmen" and charge the equivalent of four … Read More

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Village Voice + New Times = ANTI-SEMITES?

Village Voice + New Times = ANTI-SEMITES?
By April 11, 2010

In either a) an egregious act of poor judgement coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps or b) a "can you believe the public officials said that?" act of journalism (really – we can’t … Read More

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David Remnick Doing Some Big Pimpin’

David Remnick Doing Some Big Pimpin’
By April 7, 2010

The New Yorker editor-in-chief has a new book out on the president that he’s pimping like a madman (The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama), hitting up just about everywhere you can imagine. We’d like to take a … Read More

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Easter with a Christian Libertarian Environmentalist Lunatic Farmer

Easter with a Christian Libertarian Environmentalist Lunatic Farmer
By April 5, 2010

When I was very little, my dream job was to be a farmer. The small family farms in rural Pennsylvania where I grew up romanticized the idea of farming.  We didn’t have enough land to have anything but a small … Read More

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Sholom Rubashkin Looking for 50,000 Little Miracles

Sholom Rubashkin Looking for 50,000 Little Miracles
By April 5, 2010

In case you haven’t already made up your mind about Sholom Rubashkin, there is an e-mail currently making the rounds claiming that there is "gross disparity in prosecutorial treatment" of the former CEO of the Agriprocessors Inc..  While we aren’t … Read More

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Glenn Beck and the Art of Haiku

Glenn Beck and the Art of Haiku
By March 26, 2010

You know when you’re in an argument with someone and they bring up Hitler as a way to either make you feel like crap, or just put an end to the conversation?  For example:  you’re discussing the benefits of a … Read More

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