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« Reply #4335 on: Jun 8th, 2015, 11:04am »

on Jun 8th, 2015, 09:42am, Dust wrote:
I'm reasonably certain that a Bar Mitzvah is a ceremony practiced by Jews all over the world.

However, it may very well be a more prevalent part of American culture because our Entertainment Industry--particularly Comedy--is heavily populated by Jews, who tend to be highly self-referential.

Here then, is a very short list of American Jewish comedians. See if you've heard of any of them::
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Sasha Baron Cohen
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Jewish yes, but definitely not American. He’s one of ours!

But apart from that, yes I can see why so many of us have gained our knowledge of Bar Mitzvahs from US comedy.
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« Reply #4336 on: Jun 8th, 2015, 11:24am »

on Jun 8th, 2015, 11:04am, boredatwork wrote:
Jewish yes, but definitely not American. He’s one of ours!

But apart from that, yes I can see why so many of us have gained our knowledge of Bar Mitzvahs from US comedy.


Though you're welcome to him! wink
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« Reply #4337 on: Jun 8th, 2015, 12:31pm »

on Jun 8th, 2015, 11:24am, foxfeeder wrote:
Though you're welcome to him! wink


I see he is now producing, writing and directing in a Freddie Mercury biopic. Not sure if he still plans to star in it too, there are conflicting reports on that.

That will be hard to pull off.
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« Reply #4338 on: Jun 8th, 2015, 12:45pm »

on Jun 8th, 2015, 11:04am, boredatwork wrote:
Jewish yes, but definitely not American. He’s one of ours!

Sorry about that. I added him to a list I found online.... Should have left him off.
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« Reply #4339 on: Jun 8th, 2015, 1:02pm »

on Jun 8th, 2015, 09:42am, Dust wrote:
Lorne Michaels

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« Reply #4340 on: Jun 8th, 2015, 7:08pm »

To put it in perspective, yes there are many references to Bar Mitzvahs in American comedy but the first time I ever heard of it was in Ephraim Kishon's satires so I got it straight from Israel. The reason I still asked for what it is was despite the many references I never learned what exactly happens at a Bar Mitzvah. No kidding, when it was mentioned here I was wondering if they do circumcision at it, though I suspected Jews do that at baby age and it's the Muslims who do it at later age but I wasn't entirely sure.
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« Reply #4341 on: Jun 8th, 2015, 7:14pm »

Fifa film United Passions reportedly taking £397 at the box office on US opening weekend puts a rather grim smile on my face...
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« Reply #4342 on: Jun 9th, 2015, 04:18am »

Hi there



I saw that news story too... couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of crooks! grin



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« Reply #4343 on: Jun 9th, 2015, 05:01am »

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The film (...) has received awful reviews.
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The Village Voice called it “not merely ham-fisted, but pork-shouldered, bacon-wristed, and sausage-elbowed”.


Sounds like I should like that film laugh
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« Reply #4344 on: Jun 9th, 2015, 5:21pm »

on Jun 8th, 2015, 7:14pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Fifa film United Passions reportedly taking £397 at the box office on US opening weekend puts a rather grim smile on my face...

Just looked up the budget for this thing. $25+ million. shocked

Total gross? Just under $180k... surely the biggest box office bomb of all time.
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« Reply #4345 on: Jun 10th, 2015, 02:26am »

Following on from my comment in the what gets on my tits thread, about the merchandise for the new Thunderbirds series not being in the shops until a month after my Thunderbird-mad son’s birthday. We got a “classic” Thunderbird 2 off ebay for him (a Matchbox one from the 1990’s revival) and it arrived yesterday. I got my own when I was about my son’s age (the original green Dinky version over 45 years ago… I think it is still in my Mum’s attic), and just getting this new one out of the box made me grin like a big kid again, its iconic shape as familiar and as ingrained in my psyche as the hand that I was holding it in.
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« Reply #4346 on: Jun 10th, 2015, 02:39am »

Awesome! Can you show us a pic?
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« Reply #4347 on: Jun 10th, 2015, 04:40am »

Hi there



Ye Gods! I had all of the original Thunderbirds toys. Wish I still had 'em now! sad



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« Reply #4348 on: Jun 10th, 2015, 05:14am »

I had the Original Thunderbirds, UFO, Captain Scarlet and a Supercar.....

I love the new series to be honest.

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« Reply #4349 on: Jun 10th, 2015, 05:42am »

Hi there




Seen bits of it and it looks quite good. Looking forward to the revamped Clangers more though!



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