Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


Last widget watch of the year!

Filed under : The Internets
On December 31, 2007
At 6:00 pm
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Yes, I have wondered about this for years, I tell you, years. And now, finally, modern technology has found a way to tell me for sure. Because it’s the ultimate test.

By the way, if you’re in Times Square tonight, don’t bother with the test; I’m pretty sure of the answer.

Happy New Year, everyone!


This one’s for the toque wearers

Filed under : International,Life in general
On December 26, 2007
At 10:30 pm
Comments : 5

Happy Boxing Day, my Northern friends! I spent mine braving the suburban mall with Alfa to acquire what the Build-A-Bear people inform me is my “new #1 pal.” So screw the rest of you! Anyway, here is my tribute to America’s Hat and your national pastime. Pretty cool, eh?

He looks sad because he is aware of the Rangers’ record.

I hope you had a happy Christmas, or as they call it there, “Jesus Night in Canada.”

The Zambonis – Hockey Holidays (xmas ice)


Sweet charity

Filed under : Etc.
At 9:30 pm
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Bakery is closed! Thanks so much to everyone who donated – you raised $200 for Doctors Without Borders. And soon, if the USPS actually understands what “Priority Mail” is supposed to mean, rugelach will be spanning the globe. And I mean globe the same way Major League Baseball understands “World” in the phrase “World Series.”

That’s a lot of dough!

Maybe we’ll do this again next year. Or sooner but with easier cookies.

Supertramp – Give A Little Bit


iPod song of the week – Holiday 2007

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
On December 24, 2007
At 2:00 pm
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Special Monday edition! Since I already did my post last year on my favorite Christmas song ever, it only makes sense that this year I would do it on my second favorite goyish holiday tune. Now, most of the time, I choose a song you may have forgotten or not known and you’d like to be reminded of it. But this time, I chose one most people would like to forget. But not me! I love this song.

It’s important to remember that when it comes to Christmas songs, it’s not usually the aesthetic merits of the song that turn you on, but rather the remembrance of good times past which it evokes. And this song does that for me. When I think about Christmases past I think of being off from school for a week and hanging out with my friend Heather who had a large house that was that stereotypical one in the neighborhood that was always full of kids running around. Heather was my best friend and when I’d sleep over, she’d leave the radio on when we went to sleep because she knew that’s what I liked. And on Christmas Eve it would always be a holiday song marathon.

So this song reminds me of a blissful break from school (which I hated) and good times at my friend’s house (which I loved) and makes me feel free and happy. And it’s really about that, just being happy. I don’t care how cheesy it is!

Happy Christmas to all my Christian friends!

Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime

Streaming audio available on the iPod Song of the Week page.


PSA: Matzah Ball searchers

Filed under : Judaism
At 1:25 pm
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While kind of hysterical that so many people are finding my site by typing “jew ball 2007” in the hopes of finding information on the annual Jewish singles extravaganza taking place on Jesus’ birthday eve called the Matzah Ball, I feel duty-bound to tell you that I’ve never been there or blogged on this topic. However! My friend Roberta met her husband at the one in Boston several years back and they have two lovely children. So good luck to you and don’t forget to dress to impress.