Awesome, Current Events

Movember 2010: My Top 3 Mo’s

In honour of Movember (yes I know it’s a little late in the month… but it’s never really too late to pay attention to beautiful causes like this), not only have I posted a photo of your’s truly with a well-grown mo, I’ve also posted photos of my three favourite moustaches of all-time. Happy Movember!


#3: Jamie Macoun

Former NHL Defenseman; He’s no Lanny McDonald, but Jamie Macoun will always be one of my favourite Mo’s

#2: Borat
Kazakh Journalist; The image on the left is the real deal, while the one on the right was my attempt at imitating greatness (minus the genuine mo).

#1 Zev Pilc
Father, hero;

My Dad’s Mo > All others. ‘Nuff said.

Judaism, NCSY, Thoughts about Life

I miss NCSY

It’s the last weekend of November, and it means I’m excited for December, which includes my birthday, Hanukkah plus the end of another school semester. Yet something seems missing… call it a void, or a cease in the way things usually occur…

That’s because for the last seven years of my life, this time of year has revolved around one particular event.  And for the first in seven years, I will not be partaking in that event. And for many reasons, it pains that I can’t be there.

This event is none other than the NCSY Winter Regional (Canada Region). Continue reading “I miss NCSY”

antisemitism, Thornhill

Antisemitism found on my street

About two weeks ago, I arrived home from school to the news that my sister had found something very unpleasant while walking home from school earlier that day.  What she found was the gross display of antisemitism as seen in the above photo. Continue reading “Antisemitism found on my street”

Current Events, Loser List, media, News, USA

Shomer Negiah Fail: Tifatul Sembiring & Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama shakes hands with Indonesian Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring, as the Obamas arrived in Jakarta on Tuesday. Yes… that’s what I’m calling it. I obviously know he’s not Jewish and wouldn’t know a thing about the term, but to this observant Jew, what happened here is clear demonstration of Shomer Negiah failure.

Here’s what happened: On a trip to Indonesia, US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle met with various foreign diplomats and representatives of said country. One of those individuals was Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring. Continue reading “Shomer Negiah Fail: Tifatul Sembiring & Michelle Obama”

common sense, Current Events, holidays, Loser List, Toronto

Loser List #15: Ku Klux Klan costume wins first prize at Halloween party

The presence of a man dressed in a white Ku Klux Klan robe and hood at a Campbellford Legion Halloween party Saturday night set off a swelling tide of revulsion that has reached the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command.
They couldn't give the prize to the transvestite Vince Carter?


More unfortunately, this was local news here in Toronto/Southern Ontario. Continue reading “Loser List #15: Ku Klux Klan costume wins first prize at Halloween party”

Awesome, Current Events, Israel, media, News, YouTube

Stephen Harper will defend Israel ‘whatever the cost’

It’s been well documented how awesome is Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Whether its regarding his ability to lead a nation during economically tough times, to his willingness to lighten up the mood sometimes with a bit of character, the PM definitely brings the awesomeness to the forefront.

But no more is this relevant than in the strong and outspoken support and praise the Prime Minister displays for Jews and the State of Israel. Continue reading “Stephen Harper will defend Israel ‘whatever the cost’”

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15,000 Hits!!

And that makes me happy! (And no... I won't be too arrogant and celebrate every hit # milestone like this...perhaps...)
Awesome, Judaism, YouTube

The Definition of Awesome: AJWS Public Service Announcement

I’ve gotta say, this is a nice video. I have no particular reason why, but it just is.

AJWS is short for the American Jewish World Service.

Here’s the text contained in the video description:

This AJWS public service announcement, created by uber-producer/director/writer Judd Apatow, shows a funnier, edgier side of global justice and features some big-name stars: Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, John Mayer, Susan Sarandon, Sir Patrick Stewart, Andy Samberg, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, Helen Hunt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Gilbert Gottfried, Brian Williams and Triumph the Insult Comedy Dog. The PSA premiered at AJWS’s 25th anniversary celebration on October 28, 2010.

The best line has to be Ben Stiller’s “JAWS Week” or pretty much anything muttered by Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog. (In fact, Robert Smigel – the man behind the puppet, is indeed Jewish).


‘Nuff said.