Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Profile: Casimir Funk


Go wild in the comments, Funk's relatives. And blame Miriam from Burbank for suggesting him.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Profile: Buddy Myer


Zev got on a baseball kick a while back, which is sort of like me getting into ballet for a few weeks. Anyway, it was worthwhile because it got us this profile (and a few others, actually, soon to come). Now I'm off to watch Swan Lake...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Profile: Mauri Rose


With the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 this weekend, this seems more than appropriate. And yes, Rose never missed a day of work at the aforementioned plant, race or no race.

Rose was suggested by Russell from Rochester, NY and Brad from Hillsborough, NJ.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Profile: Charlie the Tuna


Remember when every advertising brand had to have a character associated with it? Those were the days... Of course most of them, like our good friend Charlie, have died out (or been horribly perverted). Oh well. It's probably for the best. I don't know what sort of character might have been concocted for say... Manischewitz brand matzohs. And frankly, I don't want to know.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Profile: Benny Goodman


Goodman was suggested by Kaplan from Chicago, Gary from Atlanta, Jan from Sweden, Hasdifh from New York, and Mila from Alexandria, VA.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Profile: Chunk Cohen


So, ahem, Yakov DESPISES Chunk, who was suggested by... me! Sorry, Yakov.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Update: RIP Macho Man

"Macho Man" Randy Savage, he of such surprising Jewish heritage, died today in a car accident. RIP.

Profile: Anna Pavlova


According to Wikipedia, "Anna Pavlova was able to complete 37 twirls while on top of a moving elephant while on a tour in China." Nice.

Pavlova was suggested by Alex from Maryland and Yaniv from Israel.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Profile: Bruce Pearl


Pearl was suggested by Dan from Lower Merion, PA, Ron from Columbus, David from Indiana, and Adam from New Jersey.

Bruce Pearl, ladies and gentlemen.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Profile: Gilbert Gottfried


We already discussed Gottfried in the Aflac Duck profile... But he deserves a page of his own.

Gottfried was suggested by Sidney from Keedysville, MD, Britney from Pittsburgh, Gerry from Toronto, Jared from Tennessee, and Jason from Vancouver.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Profile: Dominique Strauss-Kahn


Ugh. Had to be done. Oh well, at least Sociopaths got another member.

Thanks as always, Bruce from Cambridge, IL! (As well as Brian from Miami Beach.) Thanks, I think...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Profile: Bob Kahn


Interestingly, Bob Kane, whom Yakov DESPISES, was also born Robert Kahn...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Profile: Charles "Buckets" Goldenberg


Here's another strange one: former Steeler Steve Furness, convert to Judaism, was nicknamed "Buckethead"...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Profile: Jody Scheckter


Today, Scheckter is... an organic pig farmer.

Probably even more weird than a Jewish racing champion.

Scheckter was suggested by Dan from Colorado, Alain from Austin, and Graham from New York.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Profile: Antonio Garay


When Yakov saw the above photo, his first question was, "Adopted?". Not at the slightest...

Garay, who weighs 320 lbs, is a challenger to Gabe Carimi for our "Bigger Jew Ever". Carimi is taller, however.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Profile: Solomon Bibo


Of course, being a Native American Jewish chief didn't necessarily make Bibo a Jewish Native American. Or did it?...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Profile: Gene Shalit


Gene Shalit was suggested by Peter Griffin. Yes, really.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Profile: Carl Reiner


Carl Reiner was suggested by Benn from Michigan, Ariel from California, and Miriam from Burbank. And a bunch of people have suggested his son Rob, who will get his due... One day.

Jews in the News: RIP Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents, the legendary Broadway playwright and director, passed away yesterday. He was 93. Laurents, born Arthur Levine, wrote "West Side Story" and "Gypsy".

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Profile: Sam Fuld


Even recently, Yakov swore that he'll never profile Fuld because he's a fourth outfielder... Yet, here we are.

Fuld was suggested by Andy from Los Angeles, Jim from Tampa, Mike from Minneapolis, Ed from Florida, and Jack from Glenview, IL.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Profile: Joop Zoetemelk


Joop was not suggested by anyone. But Yakov likes to write about cycling. And I like his name. "Joop".

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Profile: Gabe Carimi


I know we got a large contingent from Europe and Israel during the last week, so apologies for such an American profile. We listed the metric equivalents just for you!

Carimi was suggested by Jordan from Canada, Ethan from New Jersey, Sheldon from Des Moines, Allan from Connecticut, and Chris from Chicago.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Profile: Julie Taymor


Yet "Spider-Man" is still one of the year's top-grossing Broadway shows... Go figure.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

JONJ on Ynet

Hello, Israeli readers! Today, there is a write-up on JONJ on Ynet, Israel's most popular internet portal. Here's the translation.

Top 10 Profiles: April

1. Kate Middleton (+12)
2. Ben Affleck (+2)
3. Jesus Christ (+2)
4. Mel Gibson (-1)
5. Adolf Hitler (+1)
6. Charlie Chaplin (+9)
7. Scarlett Johansson (+2)
8. Sandra Bullock (-1)
9. Mel Brooks (+1)
10. Joseph Stalin (+1)