Picture of the Week: Seattle’s Lenin statue

Our Lenin is the fierce one. According to Wikipedia, the sculptor “intended to portray Lenin as a bringer of revolution, in contrast to the traditional portrayals of Lenin as a philosopher.” But that’s not what the freedom-loving people in Czechoslovakia wanted. Erected in 1988, they pulled it down as soon as they had the opportunity ...

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Rickles roasts Reagan

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What took more guts: Firing the air traffic controllers, forcing Iran to get their mines out of the Gulf, walking out on Gorby at Reykjavik…or inviting Don Rickles to roast him at the second inaugural? Some much needed laffs to propel you toward the weekend…Enjoy.

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The Oldest Millennial (Epistle I)

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This is the year when the curtain starts coming down on the Baby Boom Generation. Boomers, according to the Pew Research Center, will be overtaken in 2015 by Millennials as the largest demographic in the U.S. I saw it coming last October when my daughter turned 21 and I became eligible for Social Security: No way ...

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Picture of the Week: Liberty Island

A special tribute to publisher, Liberty Island

The new publishing firm, Liberty Island, is blazing a trail through the traditional publishing world. I just wanted to thank them for including me as one of the new American voices that should be heard. My gratitude goes out to Adam Bellow and David Bernstein for their insight, courage, and support.

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Jackie Mason explains about Jews in restaurants


Who’s my favorite comedian? Glad you asked. Jackie Mason. Here’s my favorite clip, where Jackie provides his characteristic “sociological insight” into Jewish behavior at health club and restaurants. Sorry, the video is herky-jerky at first, but settles down after a minute and the rest is, dare I say it, comedy gold. Got a favorite joke or ...

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