Category Archives: Jew

Sigh… Crappy Way To Start A Day

I opened my copy of the Wall Street Journal this morning to find this along with an article discussing the worldwide issue of antisemitism:

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(credit: Wall Street Journal)

Depressing, but sadly, not surprising. These are the results of an in-depth study (over 53,000 people across over 100 countries in 96 different languages) by the Anti-Defamation League. Silver lining? Only 9% of those polled in the United States are still antisemitic, down from 29% based on the first such study that took place in 1964 (Laos is the least antisemitic country at only 0.2%).

Antisemitism doesn’t surprise me.  It’s been around forever and there will always be people filled with hate.  What did surprise (and thoroughly depress) me was the fact that only 48% of those polled under the age of 35 were even aware that the Holocaust happened. Seriously, what the fuck are the schools teaching?

If you have a WSJ account, check out the article here.  Or, check out the full results of the study at the ADL Global 100 site (numbers to be released at 8:30AM MST).

Posted in Jew.

The Jewish Omnivore – Hamantaschen

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Purim is this weekend, so what better time to get back to the Jewish Omnivore list than today?

Purim is seen as one of the “lesser” holidays (meaning it isn’t Hanukkah, Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur – the only three holidays most celebrate) but as a kid I recall it being all sorts of fun. The Schul would would have a carnival, I’d win lots of goldfish playing a “throw the ping pong ball in the fishbowl” game (98% of which would die within 24 hours of winning them) and we’d partake in the eating of thet hamantaschen.

I will never understand why Purim gets ignored.  You drink, you dance, you eat a bunch of delicious cookies… sounds like a good time to me.

Wondering how to make some cookies that represent that douchebag Haman’s hat? Here’s a bomb-ass recipe from the folks over at AllRecipes.com:

2 cups pitted prunes, cooked, drained and mashed
2 cups dried apricots, cooked drained and mashed

3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup safflower oil
1 lemon, zested
1 orange, zested
4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup white sugar, or to taste

Posted in Food, Jew.

Today In Hate-Vertising: Facebook Thinks I Should Like An Anti-Semitic Prick

So I logged into Facebook this morning and their genius advertising algorithm there suggested I “like” a post from this assclown named “Brother Nathanael”.

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That’s right. Facebook thinks that it makes sense for someone who states in the religious views portion of his Facebook profile that he’s Jewish to like a hate mongering, anti-semitic, homophobic lunatic.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by this. Facebook has a history of not only allowing hate-vertising but also showing ads that are completely inappropriate. In fact, there was an article today in the Wall Street Journal talking about such Facebook “suggestions” as:

  • Suggesting a 14 year old girl like a nude webcam modeling site
  • Suggesting a 17 year old boy like a concealed-carry weapons holster because he lives in an area with lots of gun violence
  • Showing pictures of a 14 year old girl to adult men as someone said men might be interested in dating

I get that there are going to be mistargeted ads, but this sort of shit should never happen. Why Facebook would even accept advertising from someone like this boggles the mind.

Posted in Advertising, Jew.