Thursday, February 28, 2008

Straight Cash Homey...

...with apologies to Randy Moss...seems to have become the bass line for much of what goes on in the jewish community. In the immortal combined words of two great quote machines of the late twentieth and very early twenty-first centuries, Sean 'Puffy' Combs & 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin: It's All About the Benjamins...and That's the Bottom Line.

This has become a topic of some interest of late in World of Blog-Craft, for some good reads on the issue you could do worse than spending some time sifting through the posts at the following locales: Orthonomics & ProfK

Sir Ezzward recently sent me the study referenced below; while I do not come with as much worry as our resident Econ expert, it is food for thought. Things are clearly getting stretched in many communities and there is belt tightening going on that would leave Fat Albert, Ralph Kramden or even Uncle Phil aghast. I do not pretend to fully understand all of the elements involved or to have a firm grasp on what it means to keep a family and household running, although with Gods help I hope to be fully ensconced in all the lurid particulars sooner rather than later (im yirtza Hashem, pooh pooh pooh, bli eiyen hara, ::throws salt over shoulder::, ::turns around three times and spits on the floor::**)

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I'm staring out into the night,
Trying to hide the strain.
I'm dreaming of a place where love
And feeling good don't ever cost a thing.
And the strain you feel's a different kind of pain.

Well I'm going broke,
Tryin’ to fit in and belong,
How come what I have is not enough for me.
It’s not being ‘frum’!
No, I think we’ve got it all wrong.
I don't think this is the life God chose for me.
Oy, these races and these chases are getting old,
I'm going broke.
Well I'm going broke.

The costs keep getting larger, it seems,
And the tuition just came due.
I've always tried to be the best man and pull us through.
But it’s a scary truth.
And I want to cry.
‘Cause it seems I’m worth more dead than alive.

Well I'm going broke,
Tryin’ to fit in and belong,
How come what I have is not enough for me.
It’s not being ‘frum’!
No, I think we’ve got it all wrong.
I don't think this is the life God chose for me.
Oy, these races and these chases are getting old,
I'm going broke.
Well I'm going broke

Be careful what you wish for,
'Cause you just can’t get it all.
Oh, You just might get it all,
And then some you don't want.
Be careful what you wish for,
'Cause you’ll never get it all.
There’s more to life than “get it all”, yeah.

Oh, Well I'm going broke,
Tryin’ to fit in and belong,
How come what we have is not enough for us.
It’s not being ‘frum’!
No, I think we’ve got it all wrong.
I don't think this is the life God chose for us.
Feel these places and these faces are getting old.
I said these places and these faces are getting old,
So I'm going home.
‘Cause I’m going broke.





**what?! did not any of you see "Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"?

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