Goldbrener is beardless, but the cool air of the Twilight Lounge is not enough to quell Rosen’s outrage at mid-winter heat. Will he crack under the sweltering pressure? Will anyone take his free Pottery Barn cubes?
It doesn’t take a time machine to show what The Fonz meant to little Jewish boys in the 1970s and The King of Real Estate’s Fonzie meetup proves that Winkler remains one of the nicest men in Hollywood. Of course The Fonz is good for the Jews!
Rosen has had it with mid-winter heat, so he steps into the cooling atmosphere of the Twilight Lounge, where Goldbrener is ready to deconstruct his eerie dream about “klikes” and consider guys dressed as Woody Allen, Omri Casspi’s flu, Olympic caliber Jews and an ultra-orthodox rabbi who’s moved to South Dakota, where he’ll become Jew #251.
But on this Tu b’Shevat we ask:
Does Israel have enough trees?
The short answer is “Israel can always use more trees!” and thanks to Rosen’s dad’s friend Ron, they now have 1,000 more. From here we wander off to talk about Israeli food and plug Phil Rosenthal’s new show, before circling back and reminding ourselves again that yes, Elvis needs boats and Israel needs trees.
Step into an odor-free Twilight Lounge, where the boys are busy ranting about hidden public transit fare hikes, San Francisco’s Vehicle Eradication Project (TM) and the nefarious role of technology in removing meaning and purpose from the human condition. Having gotten their sea legs, Rosen and Goldbrener then offer up a TV recommendation, an Omri Casspi update and a study the messianic delusions of a 29-year-old English cyclist.
Meanwhile, in Cairo, world leaders are asking:
Is Mahmoud Abbas’ rant good for the Jews?
Rosen wonders why Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has shed any pretenses of himself as a “peace partner.” Goldbrener answers “the emperor has no clothes” and takes it from there.