Wednesday, October 12, 2005

L'Shana Tova

Mom is responsible for this one:

"Just in time for the new fall TV Season CBS is
releasing a new reality series called JEWISH SURVIVOR.

16 Jews are put in a two-bedroom co-op on the Upper West Side of New
York. Each week they vote out one member until there is a final
survivor who gets $1 million (but placed into a trust that does not
vest until age 59).

The Rules:
1. No maid service.
2. No use of ATMs or credit cards.
3. No food from take-out or delivery which includes
Chinese food.
4. All purchases must be at retail prices.
5. No calls to mother for women, office for men.
6. Outside trips must be by foot, bus or subway. NO
limos or cabs.
7. All workouts/exercise must be done in regular
sweats -- no designer labels.
8. Zabars is off limits.
9. No Jewish geography.
10. No NY Times. Only NY Post or NY Daily News.
11 No Pottery Barn, J. Crew, Lands End or William
Sonoma catalogs
12. Only one phoneline for all 16 Tribe members. No
call can last more than 3 minutes. No cell phones.
13. Maintenance problems must be resolved by the
Tribe, without help from any gentile or super.
14. All therapy sessions suspended.
15. No consulting with attorneys.
16. No whitefish, lox, or bagels.
17. No antacids of any kind.

There have been no applicants yet."

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

MIA

There has been a shameful lack of posts lately, due to real life, working for the establishment, and other various factors. But there are two new campus blogs to highlight:

The Agenda Gap, written by Mike Herman '07 and Adam Shpeen '07, provides thoughtful, witty commentary on a variety of subjects.

Vox in Sox
, written by Andrew Seal '07 (of LTBH) expands upon his posts there and adds some valuable campus media coverage.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

New York State of Mind

In today's political themed NYT Magazine, John Tierney and Chris Buckley (whose famous father is profiled in the same issue), report on a random poll of New Yorkers that examines everything from what Bill Clinton should do now to good topics of dinner table conversation.

Best statistics: " Still, most New Yorkers don't let politics interfere with love. More than half of Democrats polled said they would date and even marry a Republican. A whopping two-thirds of Republicans said they would date a Democrat, though this may be evidence less of open-mindedness than of desperation."