Category Archives: Pop Culture

KISS and anti-Semitism

Well, this is shocking. Two of the four members of the original KISS were anti-Semites, according to Paul Stanley, who, along with Gene Simmons, is Jewish. Stanley’s book sheds greater light on why he wouldn’t want a full-on reunion, recalling … Continue reading

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He put on some great shows

Mickey Rooney passed away at the age of 93. Everyone knows Rooney, who died at the great age of 93, precisely because he lived so long, the tireless last surviving star of Hollywood’s 1930s Golden Age, a performer always ready … Continue reading

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The perfect Purim movie

Argo is about a CIA agent working with the Canadians to set up disguises and create fake backgrounds for six people to sneak them out from under the modern-day tyrants of Iran. It’s also a great movie. So thanks, Canada, … Continue reading

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Sunday pre-snowstorm briefs

WTF is wrong with him? The Mossad has been extremely successful in killing Iranian nuclear scientists, so of course, Barack Obama wants them to stop. Why? The author doesn’t say. Do you think that the Iranians demanded that secretly as … Continue reading

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Shirley Temple Black

The world is a little bit darker today at the passing of a former child star and ambassador who was loved by millions. Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, ringlet-haired moppet starred in a series of winsome films that … Continue reading

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Friday makeup briefs

Not another word about the Koch Brothers: Liberals are outspending conservatives in the race to put money into super-PACs. By how much? Nearly three times. Oh my God, people, GET OVER IT: Americans still blame Bush for the lousy economy. … Continue reading

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BDS Fail, Scarlett Johansson edition

I like Scarlett Johansson as an actress, but I like her even more as a person–and a Jew. She just told Oxfam to stuff it. Why? Because she was one of their “ambassadors” for eight years, and she’s discovered how … Continue reading

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Tiger Moron

“Tiger Mom” Amy Chua is successfully trolling for book sales again. Her new thesis is that some “cultures” are just better than others. Because anecdotes. These groups — “cultural,” mind you, never “ethnic” or “racial” or “religious” — all possess, … Continue reading

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Friday news briefs

An icon speaks: Abe Foxman has an in-depth interview in the Tablet magazine. Read it all. Here’s just a taste about why so many media outlets focus on Jews: Number two is, I would say, “Jews are news.” So, we … Continue reading

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One last post before the fast

It’s completely irreverent, and perfectly timed for Yom Kippur. From the Algemeiner, which wouldn’t let me get the embed code.

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