Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Profile: Les Paul


We've joked before about getting into knock-down, drag-out fights over profiles before. Well it's all fun and games until a real argument breaks out and this one really was hardcore. I was on the "Jew" side, for the record, and Moishe and I were back and forth all freakin' weekend in virtual screaming matches over the e-mails with links and counterlinks until I found myself interrupting real conversations to fire off another missive on the possibility of Paul's Judaism.

Which, of course, turned out to be for naught. So yes we really did all this research (OK, Moishe did it, I'm a slack ass) and I'm proven wrong (once again) and he's proven right (once again) and if it sounds to you like we're an old married couple then you're right because essentially we are.

Married by a love of finding and writing about Jews. Is it crazy that we went through all this for one random profile? Maybe, but not nearly as crazy as how much we enjoyed doing it.

Paul was suggested by readers Antonio from California and Harry from Parts Unknown.


  1. This ordeal clearly demonstrates why you can't always trust Wikipedia. I always look for at least one source outside of Wiki to prove someone's Jewishness... or lack there of.

    Of course, in this case, one source was not enough.

  2. And by Mrs. Yakov, for the record. :)
    -Mrs. Yakov