Eurovision 2018: Finals

I’m so unprepared this year! Due to a lot going on in life, I didn’t have time to watch either of the semi-finals or even pregame with the official music videos! So that means I’m going into the finals 100% cold. I feel both unprepared and excited. I haven’t gone into…

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Meditations on Mortality

Have you ever had that sort of confluence of media when you watch, read, or play a number of things and they all seem to play off of each other? One year I went for months when, not only was every book I read great, but they also perfectly paired…

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Before the Exodus There Was Visibility

This has been a weird holiday season. I feel like since the election last year I’ve been saying that for each Jewish holiday. It’s like Trump has codified a modern American bigotry. This Passover the 🙄 has ranged from the benign, well-meaning gentile telling me about their non-Jewish seder1 to articles claiming…

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The ColecoVision Edition of the Totes Mathematical Top Ten Game List for Every Console Ever!

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Console Lists

The Connecticut Leather Company was started in 1932 by an ambitious young buck named Maurice Greenberg. The company made bank during World War 2 and with wads of cash in hand, began diversifying. One idea which they had was a “make your own leather moccasin” kit for kids, released in…

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Oscars 2018: Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread Originally this was going to be another double feature entitled Two World War Twos wherein I would review Darkest Hour and Dunkirk. I’ll be honest, I’m somewhat burnt out on World War II (#askaJew) and wasn’t particularly looking forward to two dour features to slog through on the subject. I had…

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