Monday, April 02, 2012

Six Words On Jewish Life

Ho ho! I'm a super hipster! You're probably familar with Smith Magazine's Six-Word Memoirs. Recently they asked for six-word roundups of people's Jewish identity. I submitted several, probably because I was on deadline at the time (see the blog's title). I have no idea which one(s) they have decided to include in their latest book, "Six-Word Memoirs On Jewish Life," but include they did, according to an email I just opened.

You should totally buy it, but mine would be one (or more!) of these:

I'm not yelling! This is talking!
Don't let the surname fool you.
Half Jewish, half Armenian: All survivor.
I believe in G-d! Sort of.

Which one do you think they liked? Which one do YOU like? I think the first one is my personal fave. Anyway, it's not exactly a byline, but I love it.


Lisa said...

I have to admit, an entire book of the six word things would drive me around the bend. As a twitter or FB post, funny! And the first is my fave too.

Larry Smith said...

Try it, you may like it.

Look at what the teen do:

dan said...

Amy Keyishian can you help me with my STOP ANNE FRANK jokes campaign re Ricky Jervais tasteless and semi antisemi-tic ANNE FRANKE Jokes on recent Jon Stewart Jewy Jewman show face to face with Jon Rikcy saying the reason Anne hid in an attic for two years was to get out of paying the rent. HOW CANH WE STOP SUch pssing on the nmememory of ANNE FRANK and her family. google this theme adn see my OPEN LETTER To Rikcy Gerbas as the WRAP in Hollywood and email me here at danbloom AT gmail DOT com, Tufts 1971, in Taiwan since 1991, io like yo7ur writing re JAP jokes and Jewsy stuff. HELP! danny bloom, 1949-2032

10:06 PM
dan said...
No joke‎

New Jersey Jewish News - 1 day ago
... British comedian Ricky Gervais jokes that the Nazis must have been incompetent if it took them two years to find Anne Frank's hiding place.

A Second 'Open Letter' to Ricky Gervais on His Anne Frank Jokes‎

TheWrap (blog) - 22 Apr 2012
But in your response, titled "Why It's Kosher to Joke About Anne Frank," I feel you miss the point, that there is still a disconnect going on in your mind.

'The Office' star's Anne Frank 'jokes' appal TV viewers‎

Jewish Chronicle - 19 Apr 2012
Viewers have threatened to boycott shows by Ricky Gervais, after he joked that Anne Frank's family went into hiding from the Nazis because they did not want ...


Ricky Gervais to Wrap Blogger: 'It's Kosher to Joke About Anne Frank'‎

TheWrap - 20 Apr 2012
"I feel you can make a joke about anything," Gervais wrote in his own blog, "Why It's Kosher to Joke About Anne Frank" on the Jewish Chronicle Online.
Is it wrong to be funny about Anne Frank?‎ The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
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The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Ricky Gervais defends jokes on Nazi victim Anne Frank‎

Evening Standard - 20 Apr 2012
Gervais, 50, wrote in today's Jewish Chronicle about “some people confusing the subject of a joke with the joke's real target. I've had that routine nearly ...
Gervais accused of anti-semitism‎ Chortle
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