Monday, June 27, 2005

Snot and Whatnot

A great little post someone got onto the Yavneh listhost. I was rolling on the floor:
If I may, I'd like to add a view from Jerusalem. I actually don't think the
issue is "eating child snot." I would prefer not to eat adult snot either.
The issue is snot, simpliciter. However, if the point is to separate adult
snot from child snot, I am not sure how I feel about that. Maybe some kids
don't want to eat adult snot, some adults don't want to eat child snot, and
some adults and children don't want to eat any snot, regardless of its age
or gender. Until we settle some of these basic questions, I am not
convinced that separate tables--or a mehitzah--will solve the problem. The
only unequivocal solution, which does strike me as a tad Draconian, would be
to eliminate kiddush. Or maybe even the minyan.

Yes, as Jack reminds us, fascism is often preceded by anarchism. Now,
there's something to look forward to.

Some people are really much funnier than they appear.


Yehuda said...

Zev, for someone who openly critcizes other members of the blog for incoherence, one would think your discussion of snot would be placed in a generally understandable context.

Shmuli said...

Yehuda - if you really want to know you can find out at
but I will delete my post there soon.

Zev - It must be Jerusalem's effect on Josef. I remember talking with my cousin Mordechai Marcus a couple years ago. I asked him if he knew Josef, whose father had lived in the same building as Mordechai's sister. Mordechai just remembered Josef as a "really funny guy".

Yehuda said...

Oh, the things I miss not being on the Yavneh listhost anymore!

Zev said...

Shmuli, a job well done on the new blog--however temporary it might be.

Yehuda, t'was just a textual fragment is all.