My friend Allison just moved from Chicago to Midwood. She's close to the Avenue M stop on the Q train. She's also close to this discount sushi place:
A sign for "Shabbos keys" in an Avenue M hardware store window:
As I understand it, a Shabbos key (in this context) is a key intended to be worn as a functional part of one's wardrobe — i.e. as a tie clip, or as a structural component of a belt. The point of a Shabbos key is that it is worn on—not carried by—the body; and the key cannot be merely "decorative." (Shabbos keys can be a touchy subject, apparently.)
When subtitles appear beneath Donahue's head (and they appear only ~20 percent of the time), they are totally confusing. The subtitles do not reflect the the words Donahue is saying, and the subtitles do not relate, at all, to the topics Donahue is speaking about.
Here are three examples of what I'm talking about (and it's not a time-delay issue):
This subtitle error seems so strange and disrespectful. I mean, how lackadaisical is the video-editing & video-posting process of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences—a contributor of hundreds of Google Videos—to have let this slip by?
Certainly someone who cares about Donahue's professional image has noticed this error? (Donahue's agent(s), perhaps?) Then again, who watches Phil Donahue's videotaped oral history on the internet?
I found this 4 x 5" plate-glass sentiment on my walk to work this morning. Like most of the stuff I find, this Special Aunt award was sitting on the curb in front of a brownstone.
It's funny how the typeface changes when the Aunt is mentioned.
I bet the manufacturer also made Special Uncle awards based on the same template. This is one of those meaningless bets — a figure of speech....
If you have a copy of Cabinet magazine no. 19 (the CHANCE issue), take a fresh look at James Peel's artist project: "Some Letters from Bookmakers." It's a really funny project. What James Peel does is he writes letters to bookies asking for gambling odds on stuff like whether he'll "live a happy life." Cabinet published a selection of the response letters Peel received from the bookies. If I recall correctly (I don't have a copy in front of me), most of the bookies, or maybe all of them, wrote very polite resposes. They were nice to James Peel when they told him they couldn't possibly calculate the odds on whether he'll "live a happy life." Cabinet is a good magazine. It's hilarious and amazing that the staff is so tiny. They get so much done with so few people, Cabinet.
A few years ago I read that U2 named its 1991 album after a line of dialogue spoken by Hippie Hitler ("Achtung, baby") in Springtime for Hitler, the "surefire failure" Broadway musical in Mel Brooks' The Producers (1968).
The E.L. is a tragicomic short-film character who seeks out, spies on, and tackles evangelical Christian teens who are afraid to be aggressively vocal about their faith (lest they lose lifelong friends, social credibility, their minds, etc).
The character is played by — and seems to be the 2006 brainchild of — former NFL (Colts/Panthers) player Derwin "Dewey" Gray, a minister since 2002 in the Evangelical Church Alliance.
To see 'n' hear the Evangelism Linebacker in action, click here, then click "Evangelism Linebacker: No Excuses".
Select E.L. quotes from the short film "The Evangelism Linebacker: No Excuses" (2006)
As a fish was created to swim in water,
As a bird was created to fly,
I was created to knock people out who don't evangelize.
Let me talk to ya 'bout fear!
Fourth and one! Jerry Rice! Whatchoo gon' do?!
That don't compare to fourth and one and eternity!
God loves ya!
Get off the flo[or]
And go do[or] to do[or].
The world needs your message!
"For God so loved the world!"
He wants to communicate it through you!
If you procrastinate,
You will open up the gate
To a beatdown!
When I see selfishness, it is my job to blow them up.
That's what I do: I blow 'em up so that they can get their eyes off of self
And look at Christ, the prize.
You see, I think it's fitting.
When people have pride — when they're too prideful to share their faith—
What I do is I knocks the pride out of them.
A high-resolution download of The Evangelism Linebacker: No Excuses (3:52) is available for $18.00 via Sermonspice.com. The fee, in addition to "scoring" you the hi-res goods, presumably earns you the right to screen the video for large audiences (of teens).