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Monday, March 31, 2008

Max Mosley, president of the Formula One governing body FIA, was allegedly involved in a "sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers" (with an alleged video to allegedly prove it). The 67-year-old Mosley apparently dressed the women up in concentration camp costumes (those of both guards and prisoners) and gave them orders in German before engaging in a five-hour, sado-masochistic "sex marathon."

From the highly classy British tabloid News of the World:
Before hammering away at the girls he plays a cowering death camp inmate himself, having his GENITALS inspected and his hair searched for LICE—mocking the humiliating way Jews were treated by SS death camp guards in World War II.

Then, head bowed and tied up in chains, he is interrogated by a dominatrix before being chained up and LASHED so hard over a TORTURE BENCH that he WHIMPERS for mercy and has to have a wound dressing put on his backside.

His Jew-hating father [Fascist British politician Sir Oswald Mosley]—who had Hitler as guest of honour at his marriage—would have been proud of his warped son's command of German as he struts around looking for bottoms to whack.
To quote any more would be too painful.

Jewish leaders in Britain are up in arms over the story and have called for the FIA president's resignation. I don't know what's more upsetting—the (alleged) event itself, or the "journalism" that reported it.
posted by Helen | 3:51 PM | Link | (2) comments |
Natalie Portman and Rachel Weisz in a new movie

posted by Benyamin | 2:14 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, March 28, 2008
Loose ends
  • Just because he's mayor doesn't mean Michael Bloomberg isn't cheap.
  • But why laugh at the mayor when the ex-governor is his own punchline?
  • It's Bedtime and Adam Sandler and Keri Russell are making out? It's a Yada Blog dream come true!
  • Jews: awesome. Warhol's Jews: yawn.
posted by Helen | 3:54 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, March 27, 2008
When you're the boss...

Jeff Zucker attempts humor (to varying degrees of success).
posted by Benyamin | 11:26 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Cutting out the yada yada
Jewish high schools all over the country are forbidding the act of gossip for one hour of each school day. The program was started by the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation seven years ago.
From The New York Times:
A dozen Jewish high schools in the New York area have embraced the anti-gossip program, and more than 300 students have formed social clubs in which they listen to guest lecturers, make posters and study Jewish teachings about speech, including those of Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, a 19th-century Eastern European ethicist famous for his writings on lashon hara.

High school girls, who often are gossip’s victims as well as its villains, have taken the lead in popularizing the program, which aims to boost self-esteem and religious adherence.

"We can’t expect everyone to just stop gossiping forever, even though we all know the rumors and the fights hurt," Ms. Renov said. The program is one small way, she added, "to change how we treat each other, and it really motivates us to speak with respect."
It's a great idea, provided they still use the other hours of their day to read this blog.
posted by Helen | 4:41 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Loose ends
  • Scandalous. French President Sarkozy may have married someone who has a naked body underneath her first lady clothes.
  • Debra Messing has been spotted, and she's looking more Lucy Ricardo than ever.
  • Wham! George Michael (yes, Jewish - you gotta have Faith) is going on his first US tour in 17 jeers years.
  • Stand up straight, Amy Winehouse!
posted by Helen | 11:31 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, March 24, 2008
Loose ends
posted by Helen | 4:43 PM | Link | (0) comments |
David Cross' new poker flick

posted by Benyamin | 10:33 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, March 21, 2008
They said it
"Amy is incredibly talented, with an incredible voice, I'm a big fan. She may be troubled but as much as anything I think she's simply misunderstood. She is as talented as she is misunderstood." -- English Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Amy Winehouse superfan.
posted by Helen | 4:18 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Loose ends
  • Winona Ryder has allegedly been caught shoplifting again, this time at CVS Pharmacy. Someone give that woman a job, please.
  • Amy Winehouse and Helena Bonham Carter get naked for a good cause. As if any reason for a naked celebrity could be bad.
  • You don't impound Shia LaBeouf's car; don't you know who he is?
  • See what Mr. Mayor has to say about the Bloomberg Collection. It'll blow your mind.
posted by Helen | 4:13 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Loose ends
  • Tori Spelling is having a baby girl! And in a wacky coincidence, so is her husband!
  • Still, mommyhood isn't going to keep Tori from going back to Beverly Hills. Mazel-tov cocktails all around.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker is the unsexiest woman on the planet?
  • Shakespeare's plays might have been written by a Jewish woman. How canst that be, I asketh you?
posted by Helen | 3:35 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Abe Karpen leaves New York
Hasidic actor/kitchen cabinet salesman Abe Karpen has backed out of his role as Natalie Portman's husband in New York, I Love You.
From The New York Daily News:
[T]he Hasidic community was up in arms over Karpen's acting gig - forcing him to flee for the weekend, a friend said.

..."He's a great ambassador of his faith and it came out of the left field. ... This is the last thing this picture should be doing," [executive producer Jan] Korbelin said. "This film is about love and understanding between different people and communities."

Just Wednesday, Karpen was strolling along the Fulton Ferry State Park under the Brooklyn Bridge alongside Portman, 26, who sported a dark head-covering and a coat.

"They wanted me to hold her hand, but I said 'no way,'" said Karpen, who proudly stood his ground. "It's against our religion. You can't even hold your wife's hand on the street."
Sure it's a little unorthodox, but to give up fame and the chance to be married to Natalie Portman? That guy really loves God.
posted by Helen | 4:34 PM | Link | (0) comments |
They said it
"Sarah (Silverman) is obsessed with ear wax, so I'll buy her whatever the latest ear wax remover device is. And I’m not always the most thoughtful; I bought my ex-wife's engagement ring at Costco." -- Jimmy Kimmel about his romantic gesture for girlfriend Sarah Silverman.
posted by Benyamin | 9:39 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, March 17, 2008
Loose ends
  • Daniel Radcliffe is up to a pack a day. His friends are calling him "Harry Puffer," but I think he's just blowing smoke.
  • The new Indiana Jones poster has been revealed, and for some reason, this is news. Oh yeah. Shia LaBeouf.
  • Speaking of Shia, he has been declared the mais talentoso young actor in Hollywood.
  • Britney Spears has had her Hebrew neck tattoo removed. What a blow for Kabbalists everywhere.
  • Which is hotter, nude Natalie Portman in Hotel Chevalier, or Hasidic Natalie Portman in New York, I Love You? It's a tough call.
posted by Helen | 11:15 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Sunday, March 16, 2008

posted by Benyamin | 8:59 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, March 14, 2008
Loose ends
posted by Helen | 1:53 PM | Link | (0) comments |
They said it

“This is a very unlikely occasion for me. It is not a distinction that I coveted or even dared dream about. So I'm reminded of the prophetic statement of Jon Landau in the early Seventies: I have seen the future of rock and roll and it is not Leonard Cohen.” -- The fabulous Jewish-Canadian Leonard Cohen at his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
posted by Helen | 9:08 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Loose ends
  • Amy Winehouse can't afford cab fare. She's gonna have to start paying people in Grammys.
  • Adam Sandler needs to keep his Matzoball on a leash.
  • There are only a few hours left to win a date with Scarlett Johansson on eBay, so if you've got $45,000 and a dream, go get her!
  • Chelsea Handler's late night talk show aired its 100th episode last night, and if you missed it on E! you can come by and watch it on my DVR.
posted by Helen | 10:34 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Andy Samberg's latest

and for those who missed his digital short from last week...

posted by Benyamin | 4:38 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Nintendo Nazis
Stealing cars and beating up hookers? Fine. Martial arts decapitations? Cool. Running from Nazis?
Nintendo says "heck no."
From The New York Times:
Last month, when a 21-year-old British video game developer named Luc Bernard posted a description on his blog of a Holocaust-themed game he is writing that describes how the Nazis tortured children, the reaction was swift and visceral.

"Disgusting concept. Some people have no shame," wrote one video game blog reader. Another called it "pretty creepy."

The game, called Imagination Is the Only Escape, apparently will not be distributed within the United States.
The game is written for Nintendo DS and is meant to be educational.
posted by Helen | 1:38 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Mazal Tov, Sanjaya

posted by Benyamin | 9:47 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Monday, March 10, 2008
Mixtape Michael Part 3

I know the Plug Awards are over, but Michael Showalter is timeless.

posted by Helen | 12:40 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Sarah Silverman dresses up as Amy Winehouse ... finally

posted by Benyamin | 10:58 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Friday, March 07, 2008
Mixtape Michael Part 2
posted by Helen | 11:27 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Loose ends
  • Some crazy muggle is sending Daniel Radcliffe death threats.
  • Amy Winehouse is indulging her fascination with Amy Winehouse. Or she could just read our blog.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker has fallen and she can't get up (in her couture).
  • Actor/writer/producer/guidance counselor Larry David thinks Hillary should be put on suicide watch.
posted by Helen | 11:20 AM | Link | (0) comments |
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Mixtape Michael
The first in a series of Plug Awards promos starring the brilliant Michael Showalter, direct from his mother's basement.

posted by Helen | 12:04 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Loose ends

  • Kate Hudson still loves her husband Chris Robinson. ...I mean her ex-husband. ...Or ex-hubby. Gossip pages are supposed to say "hubby."
  • Potential spoiler ahead: David Duchovny's Mulder might finally have gotten some action from Scully, and there are pictures from the set of the X-Files sequel to (maybe) prove it. I told you the truth was out there.
  • Rachel Bilson has landed the (coveted?) cover of Lucky Magazine. That makes two covers on the stands and counting. Unfortunately, she's wearing clothes in this one.
posted by Helen | 12:33 PM | Link | (0) comments |
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Was Moses smoking pot atop Mount Sinai?
A new study seems to think so. Reuters reports:

The biblical Israelites may have been high on a hallucinogenic plant when Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai, according to a new study by an Israeli psychology professor.

Writing in the British journal Time and Mind, Benny Shanon of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University said two plants in the Sinai desert contain the same psychoactive molecules as those found in plants f which the powerful Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca is prepared.

The thunder, lightning and blaring of a trumpet which the Book of Exodus says emanated from Mount Sinai could just have been the imaginings of a people in an “altered state of awareness,” Shanon hypothesized.

Read the full news article here.
posted by Benyamin | 3:04 PM | Link | (0) comments |
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