Monday, April 02, 2007

Not My Pun

The Goblin King is out doing battle with two particularly fearsome Satyr Knights, but is certain to emerge victorious.

until then, have a
חג כשר ושמח


For Discussion:
This past Shabbos, I was on the Upper West Side, and took a walk with friends in the afternoon through Central Park. As we passed within sight of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes the Egyptian Temple of Dendur, I suggested that we could sneak in and graffiti the place with slogans such as Pharoah sucks! and Let my people go! etc. One friend thought my comment was funny and in the Pesahh spirit; another one was horribly offended and rebuked me for turning an ancient miracle into a modern-day vendetta. What do you think?

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) go for it
2) your friend needs to take it down a notch
3) vendetta? what better way to do pirsuma de-nisa

-ari kinsberg
agmk.blogspot.com

4/02/2007 3:22 PM  
Blogger Reb Chaim HaQoton said...

What do you have against me still? I haven't caused any trouble in almost two years.

4/02/2007 4:20 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Reb Chaim Haqoton:

Sorry if i seemed to be holding a grudge; i just found it interesting, since you and your cousin seemed to hold somewhat similar views. (although i could be misremembering, since it's been a while, as you pointed out)

Similarly, if my brother was wandering around the blogosphere, there would be many things he would say that wound sound similar to my views. And if no one knew we were related, finding that out would be interesting.

Have a חג כשר ושמח!

4/02/2007 4:29 PM  
Blogger Drew_Kaplan said...

I thought it sounds humorous

4/02/2007 4:32 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Better yet, the graffiti should be in hieroglyphs.

Or, to really baffle everybody, the script used before Asuri.

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You likewise have a Hhag Kasher vesameaHh!

4/02/2007 4:59 PM  
Blogger Reb Chaim HaQoton said...

He's like my 2nd cousin and I didn't even know we were related until I started talking to him over instant messaging during the time in which he had his blog. We live on opposite ends of the country and probably have never met each other. It's not so interesting that we have similar ideas. What should be interesting to you is that I have a little brother who is studying political science in college and is the complete opposite of who I am.

4/02/2007 5:29 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

Ari, Drew, and BƒðH:

thanks!

R.C.H.:

ah, interesting. i found out a while ago that i might be distantly related to R' Harry Maryles. do you and your brother argue a lot?

4/02/2007 5:39 PM  
Blogger Reb Chaim HaQoton said...

I have a close friend who is a second cousin with Harry Maryles (his father even has the same name as him), and is totally opposed to Harry's krume hashkafah. I wonder if Harry even ever learned Toras Shimon, written by Rabbi Shimon Maryles, The Yaroslover Rebbe. oh well. I know someone who went to yeshiva with Harry in Telz, who I'm sure opposes the krume hashkafah.

As for me and my brother, of course we argue, but then again we're brothers. Sometimes, when I'm home from Yeshiva, I have long discussions with my brother that last into the early hours in the morning concerning all sorts of ideas ranging from politics to Torah (all this despite the fact that in my yeshiva I am totally isolated from the world and I have no clue what's going on)

4/02/2007 6:37 PM  
Blogger tnspr569 said...

Sounds funny, but in reality, seems like a chilul hashem to me.

4/04/2007 9:05 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

RCHQ:

ah, there's the you we remember...

tnspr569:

so i guess you agree with both of us? :-) no one was actually planning on doing the graffitti, after all; it was just a joke.

4/04/2007 10:12 PM  
Anonymous debka_notion said...

It's a funny idea, and I would have enjoyed the joke, but if you were thinking about Actually doing it, then yes, I'd think it would be a hillul Hashem.

4/05/2007 9:17 AM  
Blogger Halfnutcase said...

how about you tape up a sign?

Not grafiti, and not so bad a chillul hashem :-)

4/05/2007 9:39 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

How about writing Romanes eunt domus? Oops, sorry different oppresors:)

4/05/2007 4:57 PM  
Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

Steg,

I think you are a horrible monster and may you be hit with the 11th plague (which was shelved at the last minute), the plague of endless constipation, this passover.

4/05/2007 7:05 PM  
Blogger Michael Koplow said...

I was going to try to do some fake gematrias re Pharaoh and suckage, and I only started when I realized that the gematriatical value of peh-resh-ayin-hei is 365, which is almost the number of days in a solar year. The importance of this is so obvious to those of us who know about this stuff that I can't even go into it. Vehamevin yavin, verbvm sapjenti, say no more say no more say no more.

4/06/2007 11:03 AM  
Blogger Michael Koplow said...

It's actually 355, which is almost the number of days in a solar year minus 10. I just said that stuff about 365 to distract the noninitiates (or non-initiates, as word wimps might prefer). As I was saying before, vehamevin etc.

4/06/2007 12:44 PM  

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