The boys return after a break to talk about guitar nerds and the burden of Rosen’s bottomless body of knowledge, before diving deeply into questions of the Manly Arts and the proper response to a guy harassing his girlfriend at the airport. After Goldbrener reveals his failsafe approach to not getting beat up, they move onto the week’s main event, asking:
Does Ilhan Omar know she’s an anti-semite?
Unfortunately, they never arrive at an answer, instead sidetracking to debate the appropriate response to her unrepentant anti-semitism. Is this something Jew should hammer away at, or should we say our piece and let the at-best Jew-disliking elected member of the U.S Congress go on her merry way?
1966 Rickenbacker 330/12: Rosen’s dream guitar (that he cannot tune).
Spirits are running high this week as the boys celebrate Julian Edelman’s Super Bowl MVP before sliding into Rosen’s conundrum from his weekend at the Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica. Should Jewish consumers patronize businesses with a (admittedly limited) history of anti-semitic incidents? Later in the episode, after it is revealed that Goldbrener owns three (3) tuxedos and that Sam thinks both hosts suck, questions of censorship arise as the Mayor of Dearborn, Michigan squelches a “warts and all” Henry Ford article in a historic journal. Also, there are Hamas and PFLP operatives in high-ranking positions at BDS GMOs. Surprised? Nah.
Rosen and Goldbrener return to the Twilight Lounge this week, address a quick question regarding Italian-Jewish relations, then dive into a longer rumination on the former’s shortcomings in the area of the Manly Arts and the latter’s proclivity for workplace naps. Meanwhile in the world of Jews, students are harassing teachers, Sam has a new thing, Israel claims a cure for cancer and Goldbrener isn’t sure he likes it when Jews name their son “Cletus.” And:
Is Howard Schultz’ presidential bid good for the Jews?
Rosen can’t understand why the Starbuck’s honcho, once considered somewhat benevolent by corporate CEO standards, immediately became the target of progressive bile when he declared an intention to run for POTUS. Is it because his candidacy makes Trump2020 more likely? Is it because he sold the Sonics? Is it because he’s a billionaire who isn’t Oprah? Or is it something else…?
When they deliver your very macho wine cooler, make sure they don’t leave the box.