Humor is a great way to approach tough subjects. So it sucks this movie wasn't funny.
Hello from sunny California! I spent a lovely Shabbat at Chaya Leah’s, eating, drinking wine (no kosher edibles this time), and sneaking only occasional glances at my electronic devices. These Jews are on to something with the Shabbat concept. We actually sat around tables, talked, and laughed like a bunch of weirdos. It was great.
I asked her for a photo and this is what she sent
On this episode, we discuss why Jonah Hill’s new Netflix romcom "You People" is offensive to people who like funny movies and attractive male leads. It turns out that when you take a controversial subject and put it through the Hollywood washing machine of wokeness and condecension, even a good premise becomes sanitized and preachy. This Seinfeld clip pretty much sums it up:
Seems like a lot of you had thoughts on this as well, and thank you for sharing them on our previous post. We’ve heard everything from “it wasn’t that bad” (fair), to “it puts Jews in grave danger” (ok, chill), and even “Jonah Hill is cute and hilarious” (inexcusable). While looking for the trailer to share, I found this Good Morning America segment about “the controversy” around the film , and that - you guessed it - doesn’t talk about any of the criticism from Jews. Leave it to the media to even water down coverage of criticism. Where is David Baddiel when you need him? (Here he is)
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Anyway, from dumb cringe to wholesome cringe. This week, Chaya Leah taught me all about the wonderful world of Kosher Superbowl Halftime Shows. Do you love watching the game but don’t want to see girls prancing around in skimpy outfits? This Superbowl, consider tuning into the Kosher Halftime Show, complete with musical numbers and a Doritos commercial in Yiddish. Here’s a taste from last year:
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Happy obscure Jewish holiday!
What I found ridiculous is that this young man wanted to quit his paying job and go all in on a podcast and at that moment, propose marriage and family building. And that the young woman, with unsteady costume designing jobs, said yes and then they got a hella cute house. So dumb.
Thank you for this episode! My husband (Chinese) and I ( Jewish: grew up in LA) watched this. I couldn’t really articulate my discomfort until I heard you guys. Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) also makes me cringe sometimes, but it is truly funny (as is Seinfeld). There were for sure funny moments, but this could have been so much better and braver.