antisemitism, Awesome, blog stuff, common sense, Current Events, Frum Judaism, Funny, holidays, Israel, Judaism, life, Loser List, media, News, Opinion, Random, rants, Thoughts about Life

10 Posts From 2010 Worth Remembering

When I look back on 2010, dear G-d I hope I can find some kind of solace and strength from a year I honestly want to forget and move on from… But if I can’t, I can always look back on some of these ditties that came about via this blog. Here are some of my top/favourite posts from this past calendar year: Continue reading “10 Posts From 2010 Worth Remembering”

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Current Events, News

Famous people who died in 2010

"What you talkin' about Willis?"

So I did something like this last year based on the observation that a lot of famous folk died this year, and that was really freaky (and therefore I just had to share my thoughts with everyone).

It ended being one my most viewed posts, aka a great source of blog views 🙂 And I really enjoyed making it

So I’m doing it again… and here’s hoping the hits keep coming (not that I like benefiting off the deaths of others… c’mon people… you know me better…

I’ll shut up now and here’s the list: Continue reading “Famous people who died in 2010”

Frum Judaism, Judaism, News, YouTube

Wig maker “Georgie” speaks out regarding People’s Court case; supporting Heidi and Mendy

A good friend of mine posted this video on my Facebook wall regarding the Frummies sue for damaged wig on The People’s Court story I posted last week. The video features “Georgie” -the wig maker who sold the wig to Heidi (the co-plaintiff in the case) – who gives her side of the side regarding this whole People’s Court case.

The video was originally posted on Dov Bear, a popular Jewish blog, while the actual interview was conducted by Rabbi Yair Hoffman of Vos Iz Neias, an Orthodox Jewish news website. Both sources are contained as links which can be viewed by clicking on the above site names.

Without summarizing every little detail, here’s what the video tells us in a nutshell (According to Dov Bear):

– A woman who identifies herself as Georgie, ie., Heidi’s wigmaker, confirms that Heidi brought her a ruined wig. She also says the ruined wig was, indeed, a custom $3000 wig that was originally created by Georgie.

– The woman also says she made a new wig for Heidi and this was the wig that Heidi wore to court.

Personally, I’ve got nothing left to say about “Sheitlegate”; my brain is still really fried from my birthday party two nights ago (or maybe it’s just stam fried… oh well, so much for making a kiddush hashem ;P )

Argue amongst yourselves, (preferably in the comment section) if you please…

Random, Thoughts about Life

It’s My Birthday, And I’m Happy

When the clock strikes midnight, the date will be December 16. And I will one year older…

It was 23 years ago on this date that yours truly came into being.

And no matter how things may seem in the long run, or even the short run – there is NOTHING that can stop me from being happy about this occasion.

Not even that exam I have to take at 9 am until noon. (Albeit even though I’ll be 23 at midnight… when the clock strikes noon, I’ll be Free and 23 😉

My birthday tends to be a more than one day celebration and hopefully this year is no different…

And as for the year altogether, I guarantee it’ll be much better than 22. Personally I don’t wanna remember 22….

So another new beginning starts for me, and let’s hope with G-d’s help, great things will happen and are bound to come for year #23

H to the B!

media, Sports, Toronto

Cabbie On The Street leaving The Score – a big loss for sports fans

Playing with Mike Green's hair: Typical Cabbie interaction with the athletes

I was saddened this week to hear that Cabral “Cabbie” Richards will be leaving The Score (a 24-hour sports channel in Canada) after nearly a decade of service. He was one of my favourite interviewers and he will be sorely missed.

Richards was known for his popular “Cabbie On The Street” segments where he got real up and close with athletes and fans, posing unusual questions, which usually resulted in unusually entertaining responses. Continue reading “Cabbie On The Street leaving The Score – a big loss for sports fans”

Awesome, Judaism, YouTube

The Definition of Awesome: Frummies Dancing on a Highway

This video reminds of the good ol’ days in Israel… except we danced inside our vehicles (the bus) and didn’t cause a scene managing to get on TV. And the weather was nice… When the snow hit Toronto yesterday morning, I took one look and groaned. Then I closed my eyes and remembered I was reading the Torah at shul that morning and eventually had to face the snow. I almost got into an accident within the normally 5 minute drive, then extended to 10+ minutes due to the whitewash outside. Definitely not an occasion to bust out the Rebbe Nachman mix…

Nonetheless, this video makes me laugh 🙂

common sense, Frum Judaism, rants

Loser List #16: Frummies sue for damaged wig on The People’s Court

It pains me to post this, because I’m torn between whether or not I should laugh at this or shake my head in utter disappointment at the ridiculousness of this absurdity. I’ll choose both:  Oy veh…

In a nutshell, it’s all a big understanding really – a result of two people from different ethnicities playing a crazy game of broken telephone. But I gotta to criticize both sides here. Continue reading “Loser List #16: Frummies sue for damaged wig on The People’s Court”

Hanukkah, holidays, Judaism, media, YouTube

Hanukkah: It’s all about the music

Music is appropriate for a ton of things, like having a good time (or getting through a bad time…) and holidays are no different in this matter. And while everyone knows the famous X-mas songs (whether they like them or not), for Hanukkah, one might think the chosen people certainly don’t have much to choose from when it comes to serenading one another amongst the holiday season. Sure everyone knows Maos Tzur and whatever tune they have for Haneiriot Hallalu, but after those two, the traditional options of song become much limited in genre (and in overall quality).

Continue reading “Hanukkah: It’s all about the music”

Current Events, Israel, Opinion

Forest fires and no rain in Israel: What is going on???

A burnt-out bus is seen near kibbutz Beit Oren, ...Last sunday afternoon, I was sitting in synagogue listening to the Rabbi give a little drash in between Mincha and Maariv. I honestly can’t remember what he talking about (maybe it’ll come back to me as I’m writing this…), but he did mention something rather disturbing that was occurring in Israel.

He said that Israel was facing one of its worst droughts in recent history – there had been no rain since the beginning of fall/winter season. The situation had become so dire that Rabbis were calling on the people of Israel, particularly secular farmers to attend a mass prayer at the Western Wall, as well as to undertake a day of fasting. (Check out more about that story here or here.)

And now, amidst the unusual weather patterns, Israel gets hit with its worst fire in history.

Continue reading “Forest fires and no rain in Israel: What is going on???”