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September 15, 2010

Remember the Sunday Brunch and Keep It Holy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — howdoyoujew @ 21:54

In a wonderful confluence of happy coincidences, today I discovered that I was born in the Year of the Chopped Liver. What, you didn’t know there’s a Jewish Zodiac? Well, let me tell you: there is. And it’s awesome.

Let’s set the Wayback Machine all the way back to this morning, when I glanced at Metafilter and saw this post pointing to this excellent blog post by Michael Doret. Now, I grew up in LA and have been to Canter’s a few times, but it occupies a place in my consciousness (and, I suspect, that of many other Angelenos from the last 50+ years) that is far beyond the frequency with which I’ve visited. So when I saw the lede of the MeFi post, I was basically bound by my history to click through and read the story. I was not disappointed, and neither will you be; it’s a great story.

I wrote Michael a note (pointing out a couple of minor typos and telling him how much I enjoyed the tale), and he and I exchanged a few emails throughout the day, including one in which he very astutely surmised that I might enjoy this other thing that he designed, The Jewish Zodiac. As his page clearly states, the Zodiac concept was created and written by Seth Front, and after I told Michael how much I liked THAT project, he forwarded my comments on to Seth, with whom I exchanged a few more emails. (Honestly, I really did get a lot of work done today, too. Really.)

Year of Chopped Liver graphicIt was on my second, more attentive viewing of the JewZo that I noticed that there were years attached to each sign just like in the Chinese Zodiac restaurant placemats Michael mentioned in his intro. And then I quickly found that I was born in the Year of the Chopped Liver, which explains a lot about me (not the least being why I love liver so much and, not coincidentally, why I have to watch my cholesterol).

Want to know what your Jewish Zodiac sign is? Of course you do! Go to JewZo.com, choose your birth year right there at the top under “What’s my sign?” and buy a placemat (their most popular item, of course, and worth it for the border taglines alone) or a t-shirt or mug or something. Maybe you have a little knish baking or fresh out of the oven? JewZo’s got you covered. And mazal tov!

August 22, 2009

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Sitting with my wife @ Padres game, kids @ home w/ grandma & grandpa. Saturday night in San Diego. Life is good.

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August 21, 2009

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Social Media on my mind as I set up the redesigned SDSU Career Services site and link to our FB and Twitter presences… Rollout by Sep. 1!

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August 19, 2009

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Check that… Here’s a better image upload: http://ping.fm/bQsc9 Please vote and comment and maybe it’ll make the front page.

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Please vote on my Failblog submission, spotted this morning and still uncorrected as of this writing: funny pictures

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August 18, 2009

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Another beautiful stop motion animation music video, this time using chalkboards as the medium: http://ping.fm/p24Cu I’m fascinated by the use of advanced technology to create work that is made up of elements which have been around far longer than the technology.. This video is a good example, as is one of my favorite webcomics, Ping.fm

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August 17, 2009

Because I grew up in the 80s

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…and because I”m a geek, I completely agree with the description of this item. Feast your eyes on the Best. Flowchart. Ever.

I am planning on finding time to upgrade my WordPress installation shortly, and to thereafter utilize that brand spankin’ shiny new install to actually blog. Like, really write stuff. On a regular basis. Seriously.

August 13, 2009

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Google’s Opt-out Village – for people REALLY concerned about the Big G’s grasp on all our information: http://is.gd/2fLcS

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June 17, 2008

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can i see this?

March 7, 2008

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In memory of the victims of the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva shooting, March 6, 2008

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