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Curly hair is better than Larry hair and way better than Moe hair, unless you’re making a suit.
i think u should avoid textspeak and lazy typing shortcuts like “u” for “you”. and stick to standard capitalization when you use the first person singular pronoun dont forget to punctuate the end of a sentence with a period
In the good old days, people died of heart attacks (i) when they could not get to the hospital bacause of snow, and (ii) when they could get to the hospital, and the hospital did not have the ability to save them anyway. The good old days are overrated.
Twiggy writes that her weight is “stubborn as a mule!” I guess we know that Twiggy is really Walter Brennan.
Is a black zoot suit too MO?
Religious education starts at 3 years. Perhaps that’s the age when a child should not share a bath tub with opposite-sex siblings.
The New York Times. Ask any anti-Semite and he/she will tell you it’s “Jew news.” Of course, some frum Jews think it’s anti-Semitic. Go figure.
Everyone has heard these stories, but no one knows which ones are true. Why bother?
Daniel: Maybe you don’t know the woman with the benefits card as well as you think. Or maybe you should go to the agency that employs movingmountains and apply for a benefits card. And maybe you should refresh you recollection of 10th Commandment. Or maybe, c”v, the woman with the benefits card is a liar and a thief.
How do you know when someone is NOT lying but is talking about something he/she knows nothing about and is wrong, but just likes to yack away? When he/she is in the Coffee Room. (Does not apply to me.)
Don’t blink and drive?
Check on line, but be sure you check several alternative spellings if you search in English, or the correct Hebrew spelling if you search in Hebrew. If you search on line for “sumerizing”, you will probably get advice about cleaning the filter on your air conditioner and checking the freon in the compressor of the air conditioner. You may also get a question: Did you mean “summerize” or “summarize”.
Sender Av: No apology necessary. I stand by my first comment. And why do you doubt the sincerity of a Christian who sees holy images in a grilled cheese sandwich? We must show chesed to goyim.
To SJS’C and yit’t: I googled “Finn Hudson.” It would appear that I am older than I realize. And why are there so many TV viewers on this frum web site?
I hope I am not hearing snobbery among the commenters here. Blue jeans – I prefer the term “dungarees” – are necessary or advisable for anyone who does manual labor – carpenters, electricians, masons, roofers, construction laborers, warehousemen, among others. Not all frummers are white-collar workers. Flannel and worsted have no place at a construction site or in a warehouse, and Yidden who work in those trades and jobs are as frum as any of us.
Most rabbis understand the difference between themselves and the Torah. Waiting for the rabbi slows the procession of the Torah, and moving promptly to your seat after showing your respect for the Torah is not rude – it allows others to do likewise. And most rabbis have aches in their right hand by the end of Shabbos, and one less handshake is probably appreciated.
DY: You took the words right out of my head.
TheGoq: Yo ho ho. Why bring rum into this discussion.
yitay’t and SJSinNYC: I never heard of Finn Hudson. Who/what is he/she/it?
Will a Jets win in the Superbowl make the jets over the Five Towns and Farrahk Awai sound any better?
deiyezooger: would you agree that it is a bigger mitzvah if the food isn’t that good? (And by the way, I have never had bad food at a bris.)
Sender Av: I was not comparing your Bubby and a grilled cheese sandwich (which I love), I was comparing (a) your view of your Bubby with (b) certain Christians’ views of grilled cheese sandwiches.
I fail to see what is disgusting about my prior remark. If your Bubby is to Bubbys as a grilled cheese sandwich is to all other food, your Bubby must be a superlative person.
According to an accountant I know who formerly worked in the airline industry: for the period since the commencement of US commercial aviation, down through 2006, the industry as a whole has not made a profit. So how smart can the industry be?
This sounds too much like the Christians who see images of their “saviour” in grilled cheese sandwiches.
Why should Jewish schools have uniforms. We already have an established dress code from the Torah. Why try to “improve” on that?
The reason I criticized your English is because of the text of your first post. I don’t care how good the reputation of your school is, or how good your grades are. If the writing in your first post is typical, and you are anywhere beyond the third grade, you have not learned to write standard English. As for your advice about assumptions, I have not assumed anything about you. My comments are based solely on the content of your first post.
bygirl93 – first post: Uniforms is school matter to the extent that they improve (or do not improve) the environment for learning. You have not yet learned to write coherent English, and so there may be something wrong with whatever your school is doing. Perhaps the uniforms issue has distracted you from your studies.
Mail it to France with a stamped reply envelope. They send it back as a delicious form of “toast.”
Add a cup of really cheap bourbon, but tell everyone that you added two cups of really expensive scotch. No one will be able to taste the difference.
Pull a really expensive and empty bottle of scotch out of someone else’s garbage, fill it with really cheap bourbon and gift-wrap it. No one can taste the difference.
Mail it to France with a stamped reply envelope. They send it back as a delicious form of “toast.”
Health: I think you are right and I am wrong, which of course proves my point – get reliable information on medical matters, not from those folks who blab on the internets.
The free-market answer (and punchline of an old joke) is: Because it’s worth it. Bahdumpbump.
Yochie: Your mix of alphabets in the last 4 words of your post is curious. Why would you separate two words written in Hebrew by the English conjunction “or”?
ontheball: The surgical tubes may have positive short-term effects, but that does not alter my main point, i.e., you should not simply evaluate the effectiveness of a surgical procedure by your own observations. Seek out a scientific study – starting with the surgeon who proposes the procedure – that establishes on a scientific basis that the procedure does what it is supposed to do, or that it is successful in some specified percentage of cases.
Health: Yes, I try to verify information before I post. I don’t understand the balance of your comment, starting with your reference to “ventilation tubes”. Who said anything about “ventilation” tubes? Your anatomy lesson is consistent with my understanding of ear anatomy.
I would not be surprised if there is halachic authority requiring us to “make fun of” ourselves. Are there any halachic authorities out there who can address this authoritatively?
Thank you for the correction. The surgical tubes are placed through the ear drum and lead to the eustacian tubes. The ear “drum” is, I believe, a thin membrane. The surgeon makes a slit in the membrane and inserts the surgical tube, so that the tube sits partially on the “outside” side of the membrane and mostly on the “inside” side of the membrane and enables fluid to drain into the eustacian tube. If the surgical tubes are expelled by the patient’s body after the surgery, or are surgically removed, the ear drum membrane may heal itself, i.e., close the slit, or may require surgical repair. At the risk of sounding presumptuous, I am not a physician or surgeon (and I don’t play one on TV). “Medical yenta” might be more accurate, and no one should follow the advice of any yenta without getting some independent, professional advice.
Here is what I think everyone needs to know about surgery of any kind: There is very little if any government regulation of surgery, nothing comparable to the regulation of drugs. There is no requirement for a surgical procedure to be reviewed for efficacy. If there are scholarly, scientific reviews of a particular surgical procedure, and the procedure is found to be ineffective, there is no legal requirement for a duly licensed surgeon to stop doing the procedure.
If a surgeon has recommended a procedure, you should ask him/her to identify the scientific studies, if any, that have evaluated the efficacy of the procedure, and then read them yourself, and satisfy yourself that the results of the study are valid.
As for the procedure that Achosid asks about – “tubes” in the eustacian tubes – i.e., a myringotomy – I do know of a patient who had the procedure several times, and they were ineffective, and the underlying disease resulted in a material loss of hearing.
An old-time internist I know gave a clinical but unscientific opinion about the case. He said that “in the old days, when we just yanked out the tonsils, we saw far fewer complications than the complications we see following the tube nonsense.”January 12, 2011 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm in reply to: Did the political tone influence yesterday's shooting. #727399
Popa bar abba: I am not sure – and don’t care – whether the shooter of Congresswoman Giffords is a lefty, a righty, ambidextrous, or a pothead. He apparently is just plain nuts, though more information may emerge about him in the near future.
The connection between violent talk and a specific violent act is generally tenuous at best. Nevertheless, violent rhetoric has no place in intelligent political discourse not because it will prompt the deranged to kill people but because it degrades the quality of the political discourse and distracts from facts and reason.January 12, 2011 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm in reply to: Did the political tone influence yesterday's shooting. #727398
Dave Hirsch: Neither of your first 2 posts make sense. I’ll give you one more chance. I suggest you see my first post and follow my suggestions.January 11, 2011 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm in reply to: Did the political tone influence yesterday's shooting. #727387
Dave Hirsch writes in part: “Seems like the left has gone from death threats to actual killing sprees… ” If you are saying that persons of left-wing political beliefs have engaged in killing sprees for the purpose of advancing their political beliefs, would you please identify the names of those persons, the dates of their killing sprees, and a brief description of the facts and circumstances that shows the killing sprees were for a political purpose or inspired by left-wing political rhetoric. And if you cannot or will not do so, please modify your post.
Cedarhurst: No, the state does not confiscate part of your estate if you leave no will. Where did you hear that?
estherhamalka: If you have to keep up with the Kleins, that is your choice, no one else’s. As for the wonderful perq for the school personnel, ask the schools to negotiate lower compensation for the teachers, and see where that leads.
Attention Coffee Room Readers: This is America. If you want to follow halacha, you can, but the government won’t do it for you. If you leave a will, it will be respected, leaving you the opportunity to dispose of your property in accordance with halacha. If you don’t leave a will, your property will pass in accordance with the state laws of your domicile. If you live in New York and leave a spouse and more than one child, spouse gets one-third, children split the balance. May Hashem give you long life.
BP Totty: I agree that special occasions call for special treatment. But if a first date is a first step in the direction of the chupah – which it is – it is not a time for “putting on the ritz.” It is a time for a prospective chosson and kallah to start getting to know each other.
Willi: if you are the “girl” in the story, you ought to ask yourself whether you are wasting your date’s time. As you said, you felt bad and figured he must be penniless, but you still found it very odd. Dating for the frum is not a lark or a hoot – it is serious business, and if you think the prospective date is odd, you owe it to yourself, the date, and Hashem to say no and wait for a date you can take seriously. And your statement that you did not know that the return trip would also be by train show that you are not particularly astute, nor did you have the sense -and decency – to ask. I have the feeling that you regard this date as one big yuck with a strange, if not penniless, man. He might be neither, but neither you nor the readers of your story will ever know.
Cedarhurst: Take some driving lessons. Some things cannot be learned simply be reading words on a page, or even words on a screen. Agittayid gave a good answer, but if you have to ask, you need practical, real-world, behind-the-wheel instruction.
Only if she has end-stage cancer and tons of money.
tzippi: Apostrophes are widely misused. You are correct that the apostrophe should be used for the possessive case. And, by the way, inanimate objects, such as pencils, should rarely be used in the possessive case. “The point of my the pencil is dull”; not “My pencil’s point is dull.”
The apostrophe should also be used in contractions, e.g., don’t vs. dont. The apostrophe signifies that some letters have been omitted, as in “don’t”, which is a contraction of “do not.” I believe the possessive case was indicated in English prior to the 18th century – excuse me, the 55th – only by the possessive pronoun, e.g., “the Rabbi his hat …” which later was contracted to “the Rabbi’s hat ….”
I’m better-looking on line.
Many parts of a pine tree are edible.
Is Essex coming back? Yes, and he’s bringing Elizabeth with him.