June 11, 2008

Crunchy raw unboned real dead frog

Filed under: Blogs Themselves, Funny Stuff — tomemos @ 11:12 am

Hey, you’re still coming here! That’s sweet.

Seriously, I’m sorry that we’re in another blogging furrow. Now that I’m at a writing rather than a reading stage of my dissertation, the thought of additional writing makes me feel tired. (On the plus side, I have started reading for pleasure again.) Hopefully I’ll be able to get into a groove where I can do both; don’t delete me from your RSS just yet.

Anyway, sorry for the fake-out, but this isn’t a real entry. I only logged on to make sure you all know about Modern Mitzvot, the newest blog by (in part) Girl Detective. It’s a blog about Jewish social and political issues, or more accurately, social and political issues seen from a Jewish perspective. I’m not Jewish,* but I find the site really thought-provoking, especially regarding Israeli and Palestinian issues; two of the best entries so far have been about the definition of Zionism, and a proposed solution for those who want to visit Israel without supporting the occupation. So don’t think me a bad person when I tell you that the entry that finally got me off my duff to add it to my blogroll was a brief, impassioned plea for Jews not to eat giraffes just because they’re kosher. If you plan to read only fourteen sentences this year, you’ll find them there.

*In junior high a classmate did call me a Jew, pejoratively.



  1. The sad thing is I do still glance at this now and then, in the forlorn hope that you will one day update. Missing you and J!!!

    Comment by Ashfae — April 8, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

  2. Hey, awesome work in the Yglesias thread on women in the workplace and childcare. Usually any Yglesias thread on gender turns into a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but you beat the trolls back good. Also, I hope your dissertation went/is going well.

    I don’t think I’ll be adding this blog to my RSS feed, though. (Partly because I don’t have one.)

    Comment by Matt Weiner — January 16, 2010 @ 11:42 am

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