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Friday, December 16, 2021

Bar Mitzvah Disco is a book that lets us Gentiles experience the splendor that was the coming-of-age party during the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

Sarah Silverman lends some star power to the effort. For me, though, Jessi Klein’s compensative measures for opting out of her Bat Mitzvah shine through like a crazy diamond, especially her makeout sessions with a George Michael poster:

Now, yes, “Faith” was a multi-platinum album and I’m sure girls of all creeds did blow-job batting practice on some kind of George effigy. But if “Will and Grace” has taught us anything, and I believe it has, it’s that accidentally falling in love with a gay man is as essential a rite of passage to a Jewish girl as communion wafers are to our Catholic friends.

On the website side, there’s a blog by Enrique Goldfarb, Northern New Jersey’s No. 3 Bar Mitzvah Entertainer and (alleged) creator of the Chicken Dance. Solid, brother.

I tell you, if I had to do it all over again, I’d be a Jew. I’ve already gotten the nagging Mediterranean mother treatment; I should have at least gotten a blowout adolescence-rollout party as compensation.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 12/16/2005 02:05:13 PM
Category: Comedy, Internet, Publishing
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If there’s a hipper museum shop gift than the plush Vincent Van Gogh doll, I don’t know what it is.

I mean, sure, you could opt for a Claude Monet or Frida Kahlo doll instead. But those don’t come with a detachable ear, just like the real Van Gogh.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 12/16/2005 10:05:30 AM
Category: Creative, History
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