Lion of the Blogosphere

Bohemian Hanukkah

New parody song this year, based on Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

I have to say, this is surprisingly good.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 6, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Music videos, Religion

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  1. 🦁, please don’t ask me for details, but doing tonight nightmarish subway and bus journey back home, it occurred to me that China is going to take over the world. There are just too many stupid people in the United States.

    I usually just have to take the subway, but they were completely f***** up so I ended up taking a bus.

    gothamette

    December 6, 2018 at EDT pm

    • A Japanese subway station:

      A New York subway station:

      Stan Adams

      December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • The new Q-train stations look like the Japanese station.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I’m not referring to our stations. I’m referring to the clientele. Stupid people. DAF.

        gothamette

        December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • My point is that stupid people cannot maintain First World infrastructure to First World standards. Stupid people can’t even take care of themselves, let alone their surroundings.

        If Tokyo were full of NAMs, then its sprawling underground passageways would be as grim and grimy as the deepest, darkest, dankest bowels of Penn Station. And if New York were full of Japanese, then its subway platforms would be spotless.

        Stan Adams

        December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “My point is that stupid people cannot maintain First World infrastructure to First World standards. Stupid people can’t even take care of themselves, let alone their surroundings”

        The train stations in Dubai look pretty nice, more so than anything from the East Asia and their cold mongoloid structures/decorum.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

    • What’s with this China is taking over the world? The average Eastern Asiatic is very much non-confrontational.

      Are we talking about an invasion by neo-Mongols?

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

    • I, for one, welcome our Chinese overlords.

      njguy73

      December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

  2. That’s actually pretty good. Adam Sandler now has some stiff competitiion.

    Mike Street Station

    December 7, 2018 at EDT am

  3. What beautiful voices. I wonder if any of these guys are cantors?

    toomanymice

    December 7, 2018 at EDT am

  4. Damn it, I just posted a link to this in the previous Hanukkah sing thread!

    Kosher Kowboy

    December 7, 2018 at EDT am

  5. OT: My DNA results are in. I’m 95.5% European. Basically 43% Northern European (primarily Britain and Ireland) and basically 51.2% Mediterranean (Southern European and Iberian.) To my surprise I’m actually 39.3% Italian (many IAs report something like less than 20%, so I was nervous.) The rest is mostly broadly Southern European (8.3%) with about 3.6 Iberian. My non-European blood comes primarily from “Western Asia”, although it isn’t specified what countries are being referred to. I have less than a tenth of one percent “West Asian and North African” and less than a tenth of one percent “Broadly East Asian and Native American.” Does anyone have a clue as to what countries constitute “Western Asia?” I’m dreadfully ignorant of geography.

    maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

    December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “Does anyone have a clue as to what countries constitute “Western Asia?””

      The “stan” countries?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • So I’m part Afghani or Pakistani? I can handle that. Not sure I want to tell my relatives though. They may not take it as well.

        maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

        December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Or Kazakhstan.
        Kyrgyzstan.
        Tajikistan.
        Turkmenistan.
        Uzbekistan.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • West Asia is also Turkey and Iran.

        MaryK looks like a person other than the one called Meriprolestan?

        When Marco Polo traveled into Central Asia, many of its people reminded him of guidos.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Read this book when you get a chance:

        “Central Asians achieved signal breakthroughs in astronomy, mathematics, geology, medicine, chemistry, music, social science, philosophy, and theology, among other subjects. They gave algebra its name, calculated the earth’s diameter with unprecedented precision, wrote the books that later defined European medicine, and penned some of the world’s greatest poetry. One scholar, working in Afghanistan, even predicted the existence of North and South America–five centuries before Columbus. Rarely in history has a more impressive group of polymaths appeared at one place and time. No wonder that their writings influenced European culture from the time of St. Thomas Aquinas down to the scientific revolution, and had a similarly deep impact in India and much of Asia”

        Projecting? East Asia hasn’t given much to the world, besides gunpower and papel, but that’s because the Muslims introduced them from the Chinese.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “So I’m part Afghani or Pakistani? I can handle that. Not sure I want to tell my relatives though. They may not take it as well”

        There are people who think Ray Romano (Italian) and Jeff Goldblum (Ashkenazi Jewish) who could pass as Iranian/Afghan/Pakistani/Northern Indian.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • “Maryk looks like a person other than the one called Meriprolestan?”

        No, I look like a classic Nordic-Mediterranean mixture. But I’ve found out from a relative that the “Western Asian”, really Middle Eastern is Lebanese. This is funny because a Lebanese guy once told me that he thought I looked Lebanese. I assumed he was just trying to flirt with me (i.e. “you’re Italian? You look like so many women from my country!” But I had originally suspected that I might be partly Jewish because I fit the stereotype of the nerdy intellectual semi-neurotic person who likes to debate fine points. I’m actually happy with being part Lebanese. Whoever this Lebanese relative was he/she entered the gene pool between 1780 and 1830.

        But what about Lion’s theory that all Sicilians have some African blood?

        Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

        December 8, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Post your results on reddit and you might get feedback about the west asian. there’s an ancestrydna sub and 23andme.

      I’ve read there are limitations to these tests as they only use direct mitochondrial (maternal) dna or direct y chromosome dna. So a female relatives father’s dna contribution will be left out. They also identify locations of origin based on population similarities. That latter part isn’t (yet) an exact science since there is a lot of data on some groups and very little on others.

      The real strength of these tests IMO is the cousin matching. You will be matched with 4th or closer cousins which for genealogical purposes is a gold mine. Did you find any relatives?

      toomanymice

      December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

      • I found close to 1,000 people are related to me. But as of now I’m not really interested in pursuing this angle.

        Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

        December 8, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Here’s an article that says 90% of white americans could be identified through commercial dna databases based on cousin matches.

      75% of those buying these tests are white americans. (a while back someone here claimed the majority of their customer base was black which I thought was unlikely)

      By the time I took a test, which was given to me as a bday gift, there were already more than 300 cousin matches in the database, 6 of those 1rst and 2nd cousins. So apparently I lost my genetic privacy a while ago lol.

      toomanymice

      December 9, 2018 at EDT am

  6. C’mon, where’s the new AG analysis?

    Joe

    December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. I’m just curious Lion do you like this song? Don’t we all wish American girls were still like this? And we all know about the legendary Jewish attraction to sikshas lol…

    Fact Checker

    December 7, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. I don’t get the Jew-versus-Gentiles “Escape from Greek Tyranny” bit in the song. There was a Jewish power struggle between the Tobiads (Jews) and the Oniads (also Jews), over who was going to be Jewish High Priest, run the temple, and tax farm ($$$) regular everyday Jews. Some of the Jews were progressive and multicultural (“Hellenizers”) and some were more traditional. Some wanted the more Progressive/Greek-ish rule by Syria, others were comfy with traditional Ptolemaic rule. And then Mattathias stabs some Progressive Jew in the gizzard and all hell breaks loose for a few years.

    As best I can figure out, “Hellenizers” is double-speak for Progressive, multicultural Jews — e.g. the ones that go to the gymnasium, eat trayf, wear bikinis, etc. — i.e. folks like run-of-the mill Israelis and Reform/Reconstructionist Jews.

    I guess everybody needs their national myths and heroes. They must be repurposed to new ends periodically, like the Maccabees (and Stepan Bandera). It’s a messy, “problematic” process.

    Big Bill

    December 8, 2018 at EDT pm

    • There is no myth. The Jews were being forced to sacrifice to idols and eat pork. That’s when the rebellion broke out. The Hellenists were aligned with the Greeks. How do Jews know anything about themselves? Only through tradition. There is no choice but to accept it.

      Yakov

      December 8, 2018 at EDT pm

      • Even jesus observed hanukkah.

        toomanymice

        December 9, 2018 at EDT am

      • Jesus observed the Festival of Lights, it wasn’t Hanukkah yet, there was no menorah and no potato latkes.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 9, 2018 at EDT pm

      • No Latkes until the 5500s.

        owentt

        December 19, 2018 at EDT am


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