Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tachanun: The Solution

There's no question that tachanun is the "downer" moment in davenning - especially on Monday and Thursday. Many people have suggested the solution is completely taking it out of davenning. We all know that's never going to happen.
Here's my solution: move it to the beginning of davenning (with korbanos). This way, all the frum davenners can still come early and say it, and everyone else can show up on time or five minutes late. It's kind of like selichos in Elul.

Anyone who votes nisht should explain their reason in the comments.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Guest Editor: Michael Eisman

LOL = laugh out loud

I was recently in an instant message conversation with someone, and I made a joke and they replied: I actually “LOL”ed.

That didn’t make any sense to me ( I just laugh out louded?) – is that even english? That got me thinking. The correct way for him to have responded should have been: I just “L’ed OL” (laughed out loud). However, when we look deeper, we can say his usage was correct.

First, if you think why he actually had to say “I actually “LOL”ed”. I assume the term was meant when it first became popular for people to be able to express that they were laughing out loud. However, the term became so overused, that now it is used for nothing, I feel that is why my friend had to express that he actually LOL’ed – because the real term for LOL was meant for laugh out loud – and got killed and people were using it for noting, but he really did LOL, that why he had to express it that way.

To understand this further lets look take it from a different angle and look at the root. One might say since LOL became so overused, the anagram has lost its meaning, and instead of being known as “laugh out loud”, now when you laugh out loud it is an “LOL”, therefore the used of an LOl’ed is correct.

If you haven't seen his press conference yet, you can watch it below:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

First Flight

Remember when we thought there would be flying cars in the year 2000?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Flight Attendant Rapping

I think it's time to switch careers.

Thanks Craig and Aaron

14-Year-Old Hula Hoop Prodigy

30 at the same time.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Impossible Quiz

It will drive you crazy. Click here. Post what level you get up to in the comments.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One Trillion Dollars

Want to know what one trillion dollars looks like? Click here.

Thanks Tani.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

If You See Something, Say Something

The other day I got off a train that had a poster saying, "If you see something, say something." They really need to start being more specific because I saw a lot of things.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Prank War 7

Watch this first: Prank War 6
After a year and a half, the war continues.

World's Shortest Escalator

Short but sweet.

Thanks Tani.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How To Get Free Pizza & Ice Cream From Your Friend

Have you ever wondered how you can get free pizza and ice cream when you go out with your friends? Neither have I. But now that I know how to (I did it last night), I figured I would share it with you.

The Situation: You're at pizza and you realize you don't have any, or enough money on you; you ask your friend if you can borrow money. He says yes.

The Problem: He thinks you're poor, cheap, or stupid and knows there is little chance he is getting that money back.

The Solution: Carry around a $100 bill. When it's your turn to pay, take it out, and say to your friend, I only have a $100 bill, can you pay for me? They will gladly say yes and you don't look poor, cheap, or stupid and they figure they will obviously get paid back because you have $100. Go to Ice Cream and repeat.

This only works in a place where you are spending around $5 otherwise it would make sense to break the $100.

(Thanks E.R. for the pizza and ice cream)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Funny Snow Accidents

Happy Snow Day!

TMI (Too Much Information)

I took this picture a few months ago in a bathroom in Ben Gurion International Airport . Does anyone else think a particular graphic is unnecessary?

Sunday, March 1, 2009