Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Profile: Vin Diesel


Yes, yes, we know that the whole "no tattoos, no wacky piercings" thing is in the bible and all (or the Talmud? Heck if we know, really), but doesn't it just stink of paper-thin-Jewish-mother excuse?

"You won't be able to be buried in a Jewish cemetery" has given Jewish children pause for millennia. But like other overprotective parental sayings like, "you'll put your eye out" and "if you make that face long enough it'll freeze that way" it really doesn't carry much weight if you really think about it.

Of course, since none of us here at JONJ central have any piercings nor tattoos, it appears that it still worked. At least on us anyway...

Oh, and for the record, Mr. Diesel was suggested by Jasper from Florida, Morty from Massachusetts, and Keith from California.


  1. I would agree with everything in this profile, except the "dark eyes" part. I notice many Jews, even ones with darker hair, have blue and/or green eyes. Out of the first 5 top scores, 3 have light colored eyes. Oh well.

  2. Yeah, one of the problems with making unsubstantiated statements like that about the eyes is we could argue it all day since it's based on observation only and not fact.

    That said, I've rarely seen eyes that are true blue Jews, though I agree that green is more common. All my relatives have (dark) green eyes or brown, so that's the association my mind makes.

    To each their own, of course...