Hey folks, in Israel and totally screwed by technology, hence the shortness of this mini-sode. I brought all my episodes on an external hard drive, but cable/wire/plug incompatibility have rendered it a highly expensive brick. Also crashed my website and almost missed my plane (which is still way better than almost missing my website and crashing my plane). Overall things are just delightful.
Also, just to be clear, I am not a self-hating Jew. It’s all the other Jews I hate.
That was a joke. I like Jews at approximately the same rate as I like non-jews. Maybe a bit more or a bit less at times because either (A) I have a cultural context for understanding their flaws/weaknesses as idiosyncratic rather than just seeing them as weird jerks (which is how people historically have tended to see people from cultures they don’t have a history with) and sometimes a bit less because (B) They remind me of the parts of myself that I hate (e.g., lactose intolerance. They remind me of that a lot). Basically it’s the same way I feel about my family, so it goes.
Full Length interview with the hilarious and talented David Cope coming up when I get back to Stars & Stripesland.