27 July, 2009

Bloggers, unite!

I'm proud to announce that I have a new online correspondent - and she's found us a great pizza menu! Thank you Mrs. S. - who mostly aptly said:

The menu hits all the high notes:
Misspellings? Check.

Random punctuation and capitalization? Check.

Different font sizes? Check.

See for yourself:
How many funny things can you find? I'll give you a hint: there are quite a few :)

My personal favorite: the "possibility of crusting" as a pasta option. What on earth?!?

Note - please double-click on the menu to avoid squinting!

20 July, 2009

Look out!

I'd just like to thank Dave - when we were driving back from our fun family vacation this past Saturday night, and I saw these - he didn't protest my squeals, the series of suddenly necessary u-turns, rummaging around for the camera, or me jumping out on the highway, just so I could provide you all with this crazy crazy e

Look it's a matched set:

What's that - you can't see? Here, I'll get a bit closer:

I would just like to mention that this is quite similar to a funny photoshopped sign that has traveled around the internet for quite some time. I must have it somewhere... ah, here:

This one is funny because the typo is in Hebrew, which translates to "Curvy Danger." Ha! It would be funnier were it real - but if you look at the spacing of the Hebrew letters in relation to the edges of the sign, it seems pretty obviously altered.

But I got a real one - woo hoo! It's pretty surreal :)

14 July, 2009

Such a sweetie, really!

This was in the news online last week. I saw it, and thought - huh, that's a little funny. Until I looked one drop further, and understood what was going on. Here, let's see how long it takes you to figure it out:

He's such a nice CEO, don't you think? That's probably why they offered him the position - it makes sense. Unless...
oh, look, turns out he works here:

A little capitalization goes a long way, it's true. But that one was fun!

08 July, 2009

Make mine chicken soup

This one doesn't have any typos that I noticed. But the concept was so bizarre that I felt I had to take a picture anyway.

It's for Axe, a "body spray" for men. It's just deodorant, as far as I know, but it has always marketed itself by claiming to be particularly irresistible to women. Their new scent, apparently, is chocolate. Huh?

Yes, I like chocolate as much as anyone else, but this somehow strikes me as... the wrong medium for chocolate. Ladies? Is it just me?

05 July, 2009

Haveil Havalim #224 - The Fourth of July Weekend Edition

Well, look at me, the longtime lurker, hosting my own edition of Haveil Havalim. I'm a newbie, remember - so please forgive me if I screw anything up too badly :) By the way, if you haven't been here before, do feel free to take a look around while you're here. And now, with no further ado, here's

Haveil Havalim #224 - The Fourth of July Weekend Edition!

Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs -- a weekly collection of Jewish & Israeli blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest collected from blogs all around the world. It's hosted by different bloggers each week and coordinated by Jack. The term 'Haveil Havalim,' which means "Vanity of Vanities," is from Qoheleth, (Ecclesiastes) which was written by King Solomon. King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and later on got all bogged down in materialism and other 'excesses' and realized that it was nothing but 'hevel,' or in English, 'vanity.'

What a lot of categories there are! Let's go in reverse alphabetical, just for fun:


TRS delves into the laws and customs of saying Tachanun in Tachanun II: Knowledge is Power.

Rabbi neil fleischmann looks at love in the parsha at Turning A Curse Into A Blessing.

Muse examines last week's parshat shavua in
Moses and Aaron, Burnt Out Leaders.

Lion of Zion compares ta'amim at Leining Minutiae for Parshat Hukat.

Josh Waxman brings us Galen on the Jews; the Jews on Galen.


William A. Jacobson looks at the latest case of "racism" in London, at Jewish School Held "Racist" For Preferring Jews.

SnoopyTheGoon found a really bizarre photograph - twice! at The Guardian goat guy and a few questions.

Robert J. Avrech examines America's financial future in Obama's Plan to Bankrupt America in One Easy Lesson.

Cosmic X shares a burning image at בראכ חוסיין אובמה, ימח שמו and another at Cynthia McKinney: We demand that the Israeli government call off their attack dogs!


TRS presents us with a little piece of (hopefully) fiction in Bel and the detective.

Shtetl Fabulous reflects on her newly unemployed life in Hitting the Snooze on Type A.

Rutimizrachi shows how insightful her soldier son can be, at Old Guys Through Young Eyes and then shares her happy adventures in One of those days. No! I mean the GOOD kind.

RivkA shares some frightening news at
Medical Update: Unexpected Diagnosis -- Bad News. RivkA, keep strong - we love you! (I just saw that she has posted two more updates since this one, so check them all out.)

Rickismom gives a great speech at Graduation.

Some of the younger heroes in Raizy's household went to camp in
Be Good Be Smart Be Safe Behave.

Muse gave us a whole new definition of sandwich, at How Can I Help From So Far Away?

Mottel gives us a lovely photo-tour of his trip in The Legendary London Trip - Part I.


Yechezkel has an intriguing discussion at Curing Cancer the Torah Way.

The Rebbetzin's Husband begins to look into which organizations share their financial information at Transparency in American Orthodox Jewish Institutions.

Schvach Yid presents A Bissele Moslem Shiur
. I very much enjoyed the third video, but, to each their own :)

Nitzana has really been planning ahead in Hanukkah in July.

LB pleads with Jews worldwide to keep a strong connection to their language at On the Importance of Hebrew.

Ilana-Davita adds a new post to her Mesorah Project at Mesorah Project II.

Harry-er than them all urges us not to be complacent at Purple Haze.

Child Ish Behavior hopes that you vote wisely at Re-Elect The God of The Universe.


Rickismom has a good story at My Son the Soldier and the UN bluff.

Rena Chernin gives us an inside view of weddings in Israel at
No RSVP Required.

Maya shows us some breathtaking photos at Sunset on the Mediterranean and goes on to give us an impressive quiz at Can you read Hebrish?

LB has an interesting take on the current Shabat crisis at Pro-Shabbat or Anti-State? and then goes on to show us a chilling picture of Israel at Zionist Crime.

Joel Katz presents both Religion and State in Israel - June 29, 2009 (Section 1) and Religion and State in Israel - June 29, 2009 (Section 2).

Jessica wants you to know that lots of information about Jerusalem is now available at a click, at Jerusalem online. She also introduces us to a Tel-Aviv coffeehouse at Cafe Birnbaum.

Jacob Richman shares some inspiring news at Good News from Israel: Israeli Grows World’s Longest Cucumber.

David shares his impressions of graduating high school in Israel, at From high school into the frying pan.

Ben-Yehudah reviews and presents a new film at Israel: Rise of the Right (Updated). He then begins to tell us a very moving personal story at Return To French Hill, part 1.

Raizy recaps the events of this past week in A Summary Of The News...For Dumb People.

Mrs. S. presents a "funny because it's true" list at
Top ten ways you know that summer vacation has arrived.

Lady-Light shows us the fun she's having with her grandkids at Tripping Through Life with Dr. Seuss*.

I found a non-Israeli blooper at So fashionable... almost.

Child Ish Behavior shares this opinion of The Psychology of the Kosher Restaurant Consumer.


Lion of Zion seems to have come across some big news at Did A Jew Invent Printing?


The Rebbetzin's Husband wishes it wasn't the way people talk in It’s just the way people talk, right?

Leora presents JPIX: Spring Review Edition - how nice! Maybe I should try to get onto this carnival... although I may need to take pretty pictures, rather than goofy ones...

Eliyahu Fink thinks that our celebrities don't have to be our role models in his Obligatory Michael Jackson Post.

DovBear hosts E. Fink (yep, that E on the line above) who ponders Anonymous vs. Onymous Blogging.

Daled Amos found an intriguing new game show at From Turkey: A Game Show Featuring A Rabbi, A Muslim Imam, A Greek Orthodox Priest, And A Buddhist Monk.


Well, that was fun! Shavua tov to all, and to all a good night.
Please send your posts for the next edition of the Haveil Havalim Blog Carnival via the Blog Carnival Submission Form. The method is very helpful in organizing your posts this week. If you're interested in hosting or receiving more information about the carnival, please contact Jack at talktojacknow-at-sbcglobal-dot-net.

01 July, 2009

So fashionable... almost

Here's a Microsoft blooper that my hubby Dave happened upon yesterday. He emailed me the screenshot, and I said, "in a timely fashion? Is that the joke?" I mean, "in a timely fashion" is kind of an archaic way to talk, but it's not that funny. And then he pointed out that it doesn't actually say "timely fashion." Almost... but not quite.

So really, this feels good, in a way. Good in the same way that I find quiet, deep pleasure when seeing other people's children misbehaving in the supermarket, or other people being criticized at work. Look - it's not only us dumb Israelis messing up the English language! Turns out we're in pretty good company!