January 8, 2012 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #601547
I love Squeak’s thread Post of the Year
However I find it too hard to judge over a year and to get seconded etc.
So I hereby open as follows: Every Sunday anyone can tell us which post or even thread from the previous week (or earlier) was their favorite “Post of the Week” that week. Whichever one took your imagination or you found helpful or considerate or humorous or meaningful.
Please begin…January 8, 2012 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm #990962
Shticky – Haven’t seen you around lately. Hope everything is Ok.January 9, 2012 2:39 am at 2:39 am #990963
I’ve been taking a siesta or two. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.January 9, 2012 4:36 am at 4:36 am #990964
I nominate this one:
I don’t know, it just made me laugh. 😀January 9, 2012 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #990965
I’ll nominate one of the many Squeak posts that appear on his Post of the Year thread for the new Post of the Week (not Post of the Weak) thread:
Squeak: The fine people of the Asti region of Italy discovered a way to rid themselves of pesky mosquitos. They simply bottle them and sell the bottles to foreigners…January 9, 2012 8:03 pm at 8:03 pm #990966
Or what about this post from feivel from centuries ago (I have been here almost five years now but only posted for last couple) that went something like this:
This guy came back from a zoo in Australia and whichever picture he showed of his visit he said “that animal is a dangeroo”. “But they cant all be dangeroos” said his friend, “what makes you think its a dangeroo?” He retorted “I dunno, there was a sign on the cages saying ‘These Animals Are Dangerous’.January 9, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #990967feivelParticipant
its funnier if you spell it dangaroo
and the sign said “Beware, All The Animals are Dangerous”
but thanks for the complimentJanuary 9, 2012 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm #990968squeakParticipant
SG- thanks, but that line is definitely HTBT. Especially since the post I was responding to has been deleted. Unless you’re just trying to flatter absent posters into making an appearance… good job then, and keep at it!January 10, 2012 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm #990969
HTBT? SYGMB (Sorry You Got Me Baffled). What does that stand for?
BTW Squeak you have so many posts I could choose from. I also loved your post on
How to address you mother in law:
This is a tough one. I’d say the problem of how to address her is not nearly as big as the problem of how many stamps do you put on? I mean, I know it goes by weight, and how exactly are you supposed to know her weight? Ask her? No, there’s no doubt that would end up in an underestimate and the deadly Return To Sender!
Unless your name is not Sender, in which case you have nothing to worry about.January 10, 2012 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #990970
One of the funniest things I have ever read in the coffeeroom is Zeeskite’s thread which begins:
Zeeskite: I’ve always wondered how they added new topics/threads? Anyone with a clue?
XXXXX: on top of the four blue threads, to the left, it says ‘add new’. click on it.
coffee addict: how did you just do it without knowing how?January 13, 2012 2:43 am at 2:43 am #990971moishyParticipant
Shticky Guy won the post of the week by his first post on this thread: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/iced-coffee-or-iced-tea – great post!! How many people understood the part “?????? ????”(V’hameivin Yavin)?January 13, 2012 2:59 am at 2:59 am #990972yentingyentaParticipant
i second moishy’s nomination. (and was mevina his reference too 🙂 )January 13, 2012 3:56 am at 3:56 am #990973
I third it. Although, I’d say it’s this post in specific:January 13, 2012 4:37 am at 4:37 am #990974
OneOfMany’s nomination was fine, but I thought the follow-up was better:January 13, 2012 4:52 am at 4:52 am #990975
Are we gonna vote on last week’s winner?January 13, 2012 5:42 am at 5:42 am #990976
moishy – I didn’t get it. Can you please explain?January 13, 2012 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #990977
I think you were supposed to be the maven to be yovin that his question was referring to your subtitles, not cold beverages.January 13, 2012 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #990978ZeesKiteParticipant
Shticky: I just got to read your comment now. (see, I’m slow). Thanks. Anyway, I think that was my first one.January 13, 2012 7:06 pm at 7:06 pm #990979
DY – I figured so. I just thought maybe its a shtickle more teef.January 15, 2012 4:32 am at 4:32 am #990980
Apparently, “ein mikra yotzi midei p’shuto” applies here as well.January 15, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am #990981
Apparently, “ein mikra yotzi midei p’shuto” applies here as well
Correct, judging by the posts. Most of them ARE on the p’shuto ie stating which beverage they prefer. This is what I imagined so I hinted in the OP that there was more to this title/topic that first mets the eye. Many posters would not yet have realized that there are two rbs albeit with slightly different subs – especially as several posters have said they dont even look at who posted what but only read the posts themselves (http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/can-you-explain-to-me-how-you-read-a-thread-in-general-please).
So rb now has an extra chance of winning your competition…January 15, 2012 3:28 pm at 3:28 pm #990982
Actually, I meant the “pshuto shel mikra” as under stood by the “mavinim”, which, I guess, is not actually the pshuto shel mikra.January 15, 2012 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #990983
DY As usual a very logical post. I maivin the havana that both the maivins and non maivins should have had havana for. I had had the havana before but questioned whether the non maivins had had their havana or not.
OK back on topic now… Its Sunday so lets have some fresh nominations for Post Of The WeekJanuary 15, 2012 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #990984
SG – I guess I didn’t need the hamevin yuvin, because I understood already from the thread title, what the thread was going to be about. Regarding the competition – I hope not!January 15, 2012 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #990985
DY – I’m not chaping what you are trying to say.January 15, 2012 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #990986
That SG meant nothing teefer than what you knew he meant.January 22, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am #990987
Well its Sunday again. Time for new nominations. Does anything you have EVER read on this site come anywhere close to this? I bet not!:
I gave the problem some serious thought and came up with a solution. First, I had my phone dial Jerk #1. A man answered
Posted 3 months ago #January 24, 2012 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #990988
Sorry YW Moderator-42, I did try. Seems nobody but us has a sense of humor here 🙁January 24, 2012 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #990989YW Moderator-20Moderator
Wow. I like to read humor that needs a bit less concentration, but this was fantastic anyway!January 24, 2012 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #990990TheGoqParticipant
Anyone who doesnt think this is funny is a jerk.January 25, 2012 4:38 am at 4:38 am #990991YW Moderator-42Moderator
Don’t worry Shticky Guy, they are all Jerks, Dolts, and RetardsJanuary 25, 2012 5:26 am at 5:26 am #990992Boro Park GirlMember
42- it took me a while to read that but its a good one! – love the ending!January 25, 2012 7:29 am at 7:29 am #990993YW Moderator-42ModeratorJanuary 25, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am #990994amichaiParticipant
hysterical story!January 25, 2012 5:18 pm at 5:18 pm #990995
YW Moderator-42: Are you trying to prove your point that “they are all Jerks, Dolts, and Retards” by giving the URL for a non-existent post? Or are you including yourself? And anyway you missed out eccentric!January 26, 2012 6:24 am at 6:24 am #990996February 1, 2012 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #990998
Thread – Doing kapparos with fish-ies
The Goq: So u r doing kapparos with a fish so that it will tip the SCALES ?February 1, 2012 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #990999
Lets talk about how bad it is for u. Im trying to cut it out of my diet but i need chizuk. Health nuts out there…whats wrong with it again?
zaidy78: Without it there would be an over population of tuna in the sea.February 2, 2012 12:16 am at 12:16 am #991000TheGoqParticipant
Ty Sir Shticky it’s an honor just to be nominated.February 23, 2012 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #991001
I recall a story I heard once about R’ Yonoson Eibeshitz ZT”L. When he was a little boy he was what we can call a “quite lively” kid. One day he came home from cheder, went straight for the kitchen cabinets, took out a pot and a wooden spoon, and started drumming away like there was no tomorrow. His mother asked him to please stop but he answered ” my rebbi said Mishnichnas Adar Marbim Besimchas’ so I’m being besimcha, and kept on banging away!
Nothing his mother or other family members could say to make him stop. Finally his father came home and to everyone’s delight little Yonoson put down his wooden spoon. His mother complained to his father about the noisy afternoon they all experienced and Yonoson’s explanation. He approached his son and asked him why did he stop his drumming so suddenly?? So he answered sharply, “my rebbi also taught us “Mishenichnas ‘AV’ (father) mema’atim besimchah!!”
LOLFebruary 27, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #991002moishyParticipant
In honor of Yom Kippur, let’s make fun of people who don’t keep the mitzvos. In this way we will emulate R’ Akiva ?’ ????? ??? ?????? ?????? ?????
I will start.
You know the women’s minyanim who want to lein, but they want to pretend they care about halacha, so they don’t say birchas hatorah in the morning so they can say it when they are “called up”.
So I decided I want to bring korbanos. But there is no beis hamikdash, and I’m not a kohen. So what I do, is that I make shevuos and nedarim, and basically create for myself all the halachos. Like I’ll take a sheep every day, and swear I must bring it with all the halachos of a tamid. I leave out the ones I can’t do, like I say I am allowed to be tamei. On shabbos, I have my goyish neighbor do it for me, since I can’t shecht.
Anyway, my problem is that this morning during pesukei d’zimrah, I was making my korban todah like I always do, and I forgot that we don’t bring a todah today.
But I already made it. And I said it would be piggul if I don’t eat it before the end of the zman. And it is too much to eat, and I make it so only I can eat it because I know other people think it’s a joke.
So can I eat it on yom kippur?
(This is me doing teshuva before yom kippur for the serious thread I made on tisha b’av.)
Posted 4 months ago #March 28, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am #991003
Why Are Divorces Usually Initiated by the Wife?(27 posts)
Because men outnumber women when it comes to snoring.July 18, 2012 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #991004
in Mexico it has been the law for a while that a nun cannot go into the street with a nun garment.
POSTED 2 YEARS AGO #
You might want to get into the habit of finding out the names of things. 🙂
POSTED 2 YEARS AGO #August 17, 2012 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #991005
I used to be yeshivish…I used to
wear black and white, even my
bedsheets and shower curtains
were black and white. One pillow
case was black, the other was
white. My shoes… were button
downs. I used to have long tzitzis
down to my knees. I would tie
them to my chavrusa’s ankles and
I wouldn’t untie them until seder
was over. I used to wear Rabeinu
Tams… Only Rabeinu Tams. When
my shveir bought me a new car, I
drove it through a mobile home to
give it that “zecher lechurban”
effect. I also made sure one
headlight wasn’t working and that
the gas light would always be on.
My cat, Yekussiel, had payeos. I
had him turned into a Fedora..
with three bows. One of the bows
was going to be gray, but gray isn’t
black and white. I wouldn’t eat
fleishigs because it wasn’t cholov
Yisroel, but I still managed to get
cholent stains on my shirt before
Shabbos mincha. I never took off
my tzitzis. Don’t worry, I would
wash them in the shower while
wearing them, but only lekavod
Shabbos. I didn’t want to spend
any time bateling, so I
bookmarked my Gemara pages…
ALL my Gemara pages. I wear
glasses, but I don’t need them. I
sprained my thumb learning once,
but to avoid batalah I didn’t
mention it to my chavrusa until
after seder, when he asked me to
untie my tzitzis from his ankles. I
daven in Yiddish and speak in
POSTED 4 DAYS AGO #November 28, 2012 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm #991006popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Ah, and today’s post of the week goes to WIY, for his work in the area of Superficiality and Shidduchim.
Funny, we are superficial because we want a slim girl, but the fat girls aren’t superficial in that they cant stop fressing fattening food and monitor their food intake?!November 28, 2012 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm #991007WIYMember
Thanks 😛October 2, 2013 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #991011HaLeiViParticipant
And now it goes to Golfer:
Yekke, you’re bothered by someone writing an article “without any halachic/hashkafic mekoros”?? That pretty much sums up a lot of the articles in the glossy Jewish publications that have come onto the market in recent years. The Jewish Observer, which contained articles penned by people who were in some cases themselves respected sources of information on Halacha and hashkafa, no longer exists. Presumably because there was no market for a Jewish magazine that lacked colorful photos, recipes, and let’s not forget- fabulous, true-to-life, nail-biting fiction. Every generation gets the manhigim they deserve. Apparently, the same goes for magazines.October 2, 2013 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm #991012interjectionParticipant
I suggest this post by velz meshugenar in the ‘letter to chasson’ thread. I don’t know how to link it.
My dear beloved chosson,
I cannot believe that we are finally about to embark on our lives together. I am so lucky to be able to marry someone who fit all of the criteria on my checklist, even the part about being tall, which I was embarrassed to tell the shadchan. Well, I really didn’t tell her that because Duvid Weissman wasn’t engaged yet then, and he’s short. But once he was engaged and I knew that I wouldn’t have a shot at his family’s money anymore, I was hoping that you would be tall. Not only that, when I showed my friends pictures of you before the vort they are all so jealous! Even after we got engaged you got me the best jewelry, better than any of my friends got from their chassanim. Except for the earrings, which I left home when I would get together with them.
Anyway, this is totally bashert, and I hope that you are as excited as I am. I want you to know that I plan to have a TON of shalom bayis and as my kallah teacher and rebbetzin both advised me, I am not going to try to be your mashgiach so you are going to have to be very careful to be on top of your own ruchnius. Like no missing shachris or seder or anything, because if you do, it won’t be my place to say anything and then it will ruin our shalom bayis, which I may have mentioned is going to be AMAZING, or at least better than Ruchel and her husband Yanky’s, which is going to be hard because they really seem to get along.
Anyway, I have to go because I need to get my nails done so that they will be ready for the re-doing before the wedding. I am getting them done in baby powder white with a tiny tint of pink so that my gown will look whiter.
Your beloved Chana PretzelOctober 3, 2013 12:00 am at 12:00 am #991013golferParticipant
Why thank you HaLeiVi,
Nice to find myself in this thread!December 4, 2013 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm #991014
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