Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Jews in the News: A gold for Aly
Profile: Anthony Ervin
I was wrong. The worst part are the tape delays. What century is this?
Oh, and Ryan Seacrest. WHY?????????????
August 2, 8:17 PM: Anthony Ervin montage! Called it!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Profile: Aly Raisman
Olympic Week begins! And Aly turned heads last night, finishing second overall in qualifying.
And we're mentioned on Deadspin:
Jewish sports fans have a long history of living vicariously through prominent Jewish athletes, and prior to the era in which a little Googling could turn up a site which claims authority on the subject, it was a popular pastime to debate the all-around Jewishness of athletes whose religious affilitations were ambiguous (David Cone, anybody?).
Suggestions by Bruce from Cambridge, IL, Megan from Milwaukee, Jeffrey from Needham, MA, Don from Arizona, JeriAnn from Connecticut, and John from New Hampshire.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Jews in the News: Another medal for Lezak
Lezak did not swim in the finals, only taking part in the semifinals. Nevertheless, he gets his second career silver, to go with four golds and two bronzes. Seven of the eight came in relays.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Profile: Ilona Elek
Hooray, the Olympics are here! Next week will be Olympics Week, where every day we will profile a 2012 Jewish (or Not Jewish?) Olympian. But here is a Jewish great to kick us off.
Thanks to Gabriella from Hungary for the suggestion.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Profile: Covetous Shen
Yakov's quest for video game Jews continues...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Profile: Ali MacGraw
Suggestions by Mark from NY and Cyg from Toronto.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Profile: Gabriel Lippmann
As I mentioned before, one of my little projects is to find a profile for as many countries as possible. I believe that's out first Luxembourg.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Jews in the News: Olympic Jews
So who will the five chosen athletes in 2012 be? We already profiled Lezak, who is returning, as well as Sue Bird, USA, basketball, but here are some options:
As well as obviously pretty much the entire Israeli team. Three of the five have already been selected... Who knows, we might even do more!
Profile: Willy Loman
Suggested by the NY Times, nacht.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Profile: Mr. Potato Head
For some reason, I always gave Mr. Potato Head an Italian accent...
Suggestion by Anders from Denmark.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Profile: Cowardly Lion
Yet another species for our ever-growing zoo!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Profile: Benny Leonard
Suggestions by Wicholas from Portland and Paul from Aventura, FL.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Profile: Lizzy Caplan
Suggestions by Bob from NY and Penny from NY. We also had a suggestion to profile Lacey Chabert's character, Gretchen, but... nah.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Profile: Brad Garrett
Year one, two, three of the Jewies...
Suggestions by Jeff from New York, Tina from Russia, Don from LA, Neal from Sarasota, and Salomon from the Netherlands.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Profile: Fat Cat
Yes, I realize we haven't profiled Zero Mostel yet. One day...
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Profile: Pussy Galore
More pussies tomorrow...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Profile: Joel Rifkin
We had a lengthy discussion about this, but Yakov insists that since Rifkin was only adopted by Jews and doesn't self-identify... Not a Jew.
Another suggestion by Don from Arizona.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Profile: Joe Greenstein
Thanks to M.J. from Houston for the fascinating suggestion.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Profile: Sean Astin
Suggestion by Pablo from Venezuela.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Profile: David Suchet
Suggestions by Vadim from India and Ben from London. Now, Peter Sellers suggestions, on the other hand...
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Profile: Ed Miliband
Ed's brother David is also a Labour Party honcho.
Suggestions by Joel from London, Mats from Norway, Leon from UK, Daniel from London, Jonathan from Sweden, Ben from Albany, Adrian from Birmingham, UK, and Chris from London.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Profile: Alexander Gomelsky
Who better to profile on America's Independence Day than a Soviet basketball coach?
Suggestions by Slava from Baltimore, David from Chicago, and Aleks from Brooklyn.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Profile: Claudia Christian
David from Long Island REALLY wanted us to profile Susan Ivanova... Sorry, David.
Edit: Not a Jew. And she has a direct quote about a Jewish father and everything. Thanks again, Michael from Hartford.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Profile: Mario Balotelli
Here's an article with the details.
Suggestion by Danielle from Boston and Ethan from Ottawa.