Wednesday, January 12, 2005

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Your Jewish humor of the week

When I clicked on this Eric Muller post (link via Matthew Yglesias), I laughed so loud I nearly woke up my sleeping baby daughter -- a hanging offense in this household.

As Eric put it in his post, "Either you will find this funny without my explaining it to you, or no amount of explaining will do the trick."

UPDATE: This link, on the other hand, will probably be funny to Jews and non-Jews alike.

posted by Dan on 01.12.05 at 11:12 PM


I rock out with a little Manschewitz every Friday night. What's so funny? :-)

And of course if you haven't seen it already, you must.

posted by: Joshua on 01.12.05 at 11:12 PM [permalink]

About 25 years ago there was a bit of a flap over an ad for kosher hot dogs showing a African American child eating a hot dog with the text "You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy Hebrew National hot dogs."

Or so I recall.

posted by: modus potus on 01.12.05 at 11:12 PM [permalink]

I'm fairly certain the "you don't have to be Jewish" ad campaign was for Levy's Jewish Rye Bread, not Hebrew National. HN's slogan back then was "we answer to a higher authority."

posted by: aeon skoble on 01.12.05 at 11:12 PM [permalink]

A more succesful cross marketing effort, MD 20/20 ("mad dog" to many) has really taken hold. I think it comes from the vinyards of Mogen David. My grandfather called it, "Mugin Duvid". Kosher wines are truly a gift to the world and I applaud any effort to share them at $3 a bottle, with or without the paper bag.

posted by: Jeremy on 01.12.05 at 11:12 PM [permalink]

This reminds me of my favorite federal administrative decision, In re Coca Cola Bottling Co. of New York, Inc. 93 F.T.C. 110 (1979). This was a Federal Trade Commission antitrust case involving a merger in the wine industry. The key issue was whether Mogen David wine was part of the same economic market as dry dinner wines, or, as Commissioner Dixon framed the issue, "Why, then, is this wine different from all other wines?"

posted by: Martin on 01.12.05 at 11:12 PM [permalink]

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