Tag Archives: San Francisco

Episode #211: Barghouti, Swastikas and FODMAP

Someone left the space heater on, leaving the Twilight Lounge with the unmistakable vibe of a Bikram yoga studio. Goldbrener insists Rosen eat meat, but it’s not happening. He’d just as soon eat a Jeep… and buy a Rush coloring book.

Do swastika painters understand what they’re doing? Does it matter if they do? When is Jewish food actually Jewish food? Can Rosen eat any of it? What skin, if any, do Jews have in the Notre Dame game? More to the point:

Is letting Omar Barghouti into the U.S. good for the Jews?

One issue here is whether barring Barghouti is a free speech issue or a terrorism issue; per Goldberner, (who makes it very clear that he finds Omar the worst kind of distasteful) it’s the former. If you ban the founder of BDS, where do you stop? But if you let him in, how is that good for the Jews?

Nice pull, E.

 

Episode #60: “My circadian rhythm is all out of whack.”

In 2007, Rosen wrote a scathing blog entry about the Grateful Dead. Eight years later, it’s garnered thousands of hits and 123 mostly hate- (and patchouli-) filled comments. Why not keep the party going, then, by asking, upon the completion of its “farewell tour,” whether San Francisco’s favorite lifestyle corporation is good for the Jews?

WARNING: this podcast contains wholesale dismissals of important hippie tropes.

JEWHEAD

Steal your… Mogen David?

Episode #57: “If it’s not on the list it doesn’t exist.”

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

Clamato is not kosher, but is it worth shooting someone over?