Episode #171: England’s dreaming, Dad jeans

Don’t let this week’s cheery opening fool you: these are difficult times for The Jews.  We got almost completely shut out of the Oscars, Zionists are being run out of Hollywood and Yeshiva U. got bounced in the first round of the D3 Big Dance. The good news is that Rosen avoided buying Dad Jeans and Jews are in space, but from the U.K. comes more bad news:

…is an English sports commission equating the Star of David with a swastika good for the Jews?

Casual anti-semitism is so common in England that it’s not even considered anti-semitism anymore, and of course this isn’t good for the Jews. Stick around, though, as the boys drag Screwy Louie Farrakhan into the mix and Goldbrener suggests that despite the stylish Patagonia jacket, the Emperor is wearing no clothes.

If they’re baggy, you’re in trouble.


Episode #170: Pro- v. Anti-biotics, Chess

Goldbrener explains the difference between anti- and pro-biotics, shedding light on Rosen’s recent illness, then the boys settle into a series of diatribes aimed at their favorite targets: politics and San Francisco. Meanwhile, a recent survey shows that 41 percent of Bay Area Jews aren’t “really” Jews; however, Yeshiva U. is going to the big dance and Amar’e Stoudamire has a new Kosher wine but…

…is chess good for the Jews?

At the risk of firing off takes so hot they singe what’s left of the hair on your head, the answer is “no.” Rosen challenges Goldbrener to convince him otherwise, but all he can do is recall the madness of Bobby Fischer and feign a slight interest in speed chess played by homeless guys in the park.



Episode #169: Bibi indicted, Route 66 disappointment

Back from another trip to Arizona, Rosen brings tales of frightening downtowns, methamphetamine-using cowboys, friendly used car salesmen and $45,000 homes to the Twilight Lounge before settling down to discuss bronze medal-winning Jews and Omri Casspi’s double-double. The real question on the table, however, is:

Is indicting Bibi good for the Jews?

The Israeli PM is under fire (again). What happens if he is convicted? How much tolerance do Israelis have for corruption (according to Goldbrener, quote a bit)? How dire is the threat from the north? Join us as the boys once again connect the dots.

19 pts, 10 boards.