Return with us to the Twilight Lounge, where you’ll find a refreshed Rosen and Goldbrener finally talking about pornography on the eve of adult film legend Jenna Jameson’s conversion to Judaism, but not before Rosen recounts his traumatic encounter with a young Chabad rabbi on the streets of Paris. Thumbs up this week to: Nina Hartley, Scarlett Johansen, scary Russian guys, hair restoration; thumbs down to: American Idol, imitating Howard Stern, Rosen’s left calf muscle, people who think porn stars are “beyond redemption.”
If a bearded hermit shoots a bartender for serving him Clamato in Hamilton, Montana, is it good for the Jews?
The boys tackle this question in their last podcast before taking a one-week break, peppering the conversation with references to wise-cracking hipster Jews, stressed out cats, photo bombing dogs, personal beer shoppers, Barack Obama’s post-presidency strategy and taste in popular music, Rosen’s list of topics, a critique of the American public education system and, as usual, an analysis of the endless spiritual quest of San Francisco’s Jewish community.
Clamato is not kosher, but is it worth shooting someone over?
Flustered by his experiences getting new tires for his car, Rosen drops into the Twilight Lounge an hour late, unsure of whether his new tires do indeed hold air but ready to discuss David Bowie’s Mormon connection, a bunch of cool Jews singing about Passover, California’s seemingly boundless fascination with Jerry Brown, whether Mark Twain is a San Franciscan and why John Paul is Goldbrener’s favorite pope. Also: Eric insists recent history isn’t actually history and Rosen’s recounts his mom’s deep hatred of Charlton Heston’s toupee.