Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Where, Oh Where, have all the Fundies Gone, Oh Where, Oh Where can They Be?

Back in my day, I would have given the author of this piece such a tongue lashing... (Today I only give such tongue lashings when under the influence and discussing math.)

53 comments:

  1. Notice the cool and calm engineer. Engineers just can't get fired up the way mathematicians can. (It's a shame the engineer won't see this comment and we won't be able to have a mathematician-versus-engineer argument.)

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  2. I agree with your disapproval of the article.
    What do mathematicians get fired up about?

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  3. That's what I want to know. The engineer drew my attention to this picture, and I'd love to remember what we were discussing.

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  4. Perhaps you were giving Cheerio and Sebastion your blessing.

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  5. i would have had a cup in my hand if i was blessing.

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  6. I want to post my recent cooled-down fundy story, but I'm concerned about the privacy of all involved. Or, rather, I'm concerned that all involved will come complaining to me if they discover I wrote about them.

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  7. change the details and make it into a work of fiction! (easier said than done)

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  8. I made it more respectful. Publishing now ..

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  9. Man, you was faaaar out that night. I don't know what you was drinkin' or smokin', but G-D knows I want some!

    I actually asked the engineer what he thought of blogging. He said it's a waste of time, and I spent ten minutes tyring to convince him otherwise. : P

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  10. "and I'd love to remember what we were discussing"- Weren't you talking about math or something?

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  11. The main problem with that article is that they failed to investigate the facts of the story. Evidently last year OT had some big problems with this auction (the typical bochurim getting trashe and behaving like idiots) and so naturally they banned it this year. In a perfect world this article would be one hundred percent right, but unfortunately...

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  12. shriki: I was drinking some 160 proof stuff that sebastion was giving out.

    TRS: In a truly perfect world, bochurim wouldn't want to go to that event. Remember, we're in fundi mode now!

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  13. Ah, and all along I thought they banned the OTers for tznius purposes, thus separating the sexes from one and other. But TRS, you've shed light in the subject, thanks.

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  14. Rivka, a careful perusal of the event's parameters would indicate a shocking lack of any female presence.

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  15. Arguing with MyselfFebruary 4, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    For how e berate?

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  16. I thought it was a mixed event?
    And once again, you've shed light.

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  17. The Rebbe Rashab would be proud of me.

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  18. awm: another cryptic statement.

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  19. That's what happens when you comment three nights after your wedding.

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  20. tr: I remember you're matrimonial blogging vacation...

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  21. wow. you got the whole mashpia abusing students look.

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  22. Arguing with MyselfFebruary 5, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Re e
    how would you argue upon said author?

    Re trs
    hmmm

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  23. oh. right. you're talking about the crownheights.info article. I would tell him that just because the event isn't chazar treif, because there are no girls there, that doesn't mean that it's a good place for bochurim. A bochur's place is between the four walls of the yeshiva.

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  24. Do bochurim really go to restaurants? Isn’t their yeshivos’ cafeteria and vending machine food enough? Are these chassidish bochurim we are talking about? Shocking, mamosh shocking...

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  25. the point of the picture is...?

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  26. Why it's there to make small children cry! Oh ho ho, silly goose...

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  27. From what I heard, they didn't approve of the comedian.

    That picture is a classic!

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  28. Ok. It's now time to take down the picture.

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  29. It should be your profile picture on everything.

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  30. your profile picture is how people think about you. I don't want to be thought of as the guy who's screaming his guts out. I don't mind being the guy who rides the horse on the Ulysses S Grant memorial.

    Also, people who don't know me well wouldn't understand what the screaming and the facial expressions mean. I scream to have fun not because I'm mean and angry.

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  31. Wow, that was some serious analyzing :). Do what you want.

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  32. Your profile picture is how people think of you?

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  33. Whenever I think of Dovid (as in gavha the hunchback) I think of his profile picture.

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  34. So, whenever you think of me, you think of Nietzsche?

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  35. You change your profile picture too often for me to take it seriously.

    I didn't know that guy is Nietzsche. Why did you make that your profile pic?

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  36. My beard used to make me look like Pushkin--or so the Kharkovites would say. In fact, the college students there knew me only as "Pushkin."

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  37. I assume you know the famous Chabad joke?

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  38. the one Yossi Jacobson says about Pushkin's birth?

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  39. Pushkin’s bar mitzva.

    I don’t watch, read or hear anything by Jacobson family. Their words create a melatonin rush in by brain.

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  40. So now what can we feast our eyes on?
    Maybe another blogger will be brave enough?

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  41. http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=3794265&op=2&o=global&view=global&subj=744146275&id=730806173

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  42. can you make the same face in smileys?

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  43. you're great at being non-photogenic.

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  44. were you trying to look nice?

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  45. In this specific case, no, but to imply that it's a regular thing?

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Forth shall ye all hold.