Tuesday, May 31, 2011

EZ Reads 5/31/11

A few of the couple hundred posts I've been meaning to link to... (sigh)
  • Da'as Torah with the links relating to the extremely important White Institute's Conference on Sexual Abuse in the Orthodox Jewish Community: Report; recordings; press coverage (London Jewish Chronicle). I heard from someone who was at (and I believe presented) at the conference that the conference was excellent and the speakers extremely moving.
  • G6 on Conformity vs. Individuality.
  • Harry on The Jewish Hammer, the Chicago Bears' first-round pick Gabe Corsi.
  • DA with some funny cartoons relating to Obama's statement about the 1967 borders.
  • (HT: Eliyahu Fink) Touched by a Landing, one passenger's retrospective on the ElAl flight which thankfully landed safely after trouble with its landing gear.
  • R' Gil - Teiku on Faith. The comments are interesting as well.
  • An awesome video (play in full screen) courtesy of Popular Science (via Meryl), if you like some beautiful night sky. Wow.
  • Great ad which shows what kind of physicality is required to drive in the 24-hour Le Mans race in Europe. "Breathe in or my lungs will be crushed" - pretty crazy. I've long found it interesting that race drivers are ridiculously athletic and assumed it played a role, but it's cool to see just how that's so.


  1. Haha, I see you finally got the memo from your anti-Obama friends.

    Ezzie before realizing that the talking point is that Obama proposed something radically new and laughably ridiculous: "Obama's Middle East Speech: Nothing New."

    Ezzie after: LOLOL look at these cartoons showing how ridiculous what Obama said was!

    Have you no integrity?

  2. Woah! Firstly, see my own follow-up comment on that post. Second, if you can, see my conversations on Facebook with a couple of people on this. After a bit of research, while substantially I do believe there was nothing new in his speech, his 1967 statement was certainly a new one, and viewed as such by all sides and by the media.

    That all said, the cartoons are just funny. I've always thought clever political cartoons to be great, no matter who they make fun of. These are just very well done and apropos, and I thought they were worth sharing.