Awesome, Funny, YouTube

The Definition of Awesome: Happy Microwave

You know those times when you post something on Facebook and everyone seems to love it? Yeah that happened to me yesterday after I posted this:

Don’t you see it? It’s a happy microwave!! (albeit on its side, yet nonetheless happy).

Props to my sister for finding this gem posted on RayWilliamJohnson’s Facebook wall, which we took a look at after our bi-weekly watching of his You Tube videos – which are hilarious (it’s like a modern day America’s Funniest Home Videos with crazy commentary).

I think I found this year’s Purim costume 😉

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Awesome, Judaism, Sports

The Definition of Awesome: Ricky Williams considers converting to Judaism

You can now add NFL running back Ricky Williams to growing list of high-profile, African-American public figures who have recently embraced Judaism.

Here’s the transcripts of a recent Ynetnews.com article which discusses Williams’ newfound appreciation for the Jewish faith:

According to an interview conducted by South Florida radio station, WQAM-560, the 33-year-old running back has recently been learning about the Jewish faith.

Williams began by studying the Jewish alphabet, and is currently interested in the Jewish Shabbat, Judaism’s weekly holy day. Continue reading “The Definition of Awesome: Ricky Williams considers converting to Judaism”

Awesome, Israel, media, YouTube

Jerusalem 2111: Whoa…

I came across a video the other day that really captivated me. It wasn’t because of what message it was trying to deliver, but rather I was taken back by the thrilling drama in a very unlikely and unfamiliar setting. And than… before I could say whoa, the climax/twist had me thinking “What?!”

Turns out the video was one of many entries for Jerusalem 2111, an international animation competition, which took place from July 2010 until the end of the calendar year. This above video took home third place. How I never came across any of these videos is a complete shock to me.

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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 🙂

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’”

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).

Awesome.

‘Nuff said.

Awesome, Food

Potentially Awesome News: Skittles rumoured to become OU Kosher certified

According to Kosher Travel News & Reviews / YeahThat’sKosher.com, speculation has emerged that Skittles will be given a kosher certification by the Orthodox Union (OU).

I don’t really know the authenticity of these rumours, nor do I know much about the source of where I found this wonderful news, but nonetheless just thinking about the possibility of eating my favourite childhood candy once again is enough of a reason to publicize the possibility of it coming to fruition.

After every single hockey game I played when I was younger, I would go immediately to the closest vending machine in the arena and purchase one of two choices for a post-game snack. One was berry-flavoured Powerade drink, and the other was whatever available package of Skittles. What a great snack. The day I found out they weren’t kosher (since they contain gelatin) was heartbreaking.

One can only dream… if not taste (the rainbow, that is…)

Awesome, Uncategorized

The Definition of Awesome: The Wii Pray 2010

If it was up to me, I would make tons of videos just like this one: Funny, Jewish (frum nonetheless), and cognizant of modern mobile technology. Three of my favourite things – in addition to being around awesome people.

In this video we see how prayer can be made fun for those lacking in concentration (or just a good way to have fun while still doing something remotely Jewish)


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Awesome, Sports

The Definition of Awesome: Fear the Deer

This’ll be a quick one… The Milwaukee Bucks basketball team (NBA) recently had a campaign for their playoff run entitled “Fear the Deer.” Well on Sunday night they were bounced from the playoffs in Game 7 of their series against the Atlanta Hawks. But while this was taking place, something quite extraordinary happened at a restaurant in Menomonie, Wisconsin, which isn’t too far from Milwaukee. Two stray deer unexpectedly burst into the restaurant as patrons were watching Bucks that very game. The restaurant manager reportedly said that they may have come from the golf course situated beside the restaurant. No one was hurt…


Oh the irony…. and the awesomeness.

And speaking of awesomeness, this outstanding footage below was captured coincidentally enough during that same series between the Bucks and the Hawks.

‘Nuff said.