Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mazel Tov!

All right, I feel really bad and guilty and whatnot for not attending fellow BBer Mottel's wedding, so I'll use this forum instead to say a big mazel tov!

81 comments:

le7 said...

Don't worry! He's been live tweeting the whole thing! It's almost like being there...

The Real Shliach said...

only difference is, I'm not totally trashed as I would be if I was at the wedding. Maybe that's a good thing.

le7 said...

True. I saw you totally trashed once. That was a enough for me. Although I'm sure it won't be the last time...

The Real Shliach said...

At the rate things are going, who'll be able to afford alcohol?

le7 said...

Right, but if we're living in the Heights then weddings you shall attend, no?

The Real Shliach said...

Right, but it would have to be a pretty close friend for me to stay long enough to have enough time to get inebriated. Besides, knowing you have work the next day does wonders for staying dry.

le7 said...

Not even Purim or Simchas Torah?

The Real Shliach said...

Oh. Well, obviously then. I was talking about a stam Wednesday.

le7 said...

Right. Well I wasn't talking about a stam Wednesday. I was talking about Simchas Torah or Purim or when e. gets married.

The Real Shliach said...

Oh, ok. I'm that case. Right. And of course, it all depends who e is getting married to, and whether it's to his second or third Muslim wife.

le7 said...

Well if it's his Muslim wife then no alcohol for you, but when he marries his dream Satmar girl...

The Real Shliach said...

Maybe he'll marry one of the frie Muslims who allow alcohol? But yeah, the satmar would be great. Then we'd not only get halal meat, but also kosher shtuff! Of course, it would probably be mealmart, but what you some know can't hurt you, right?

le7 said...

Right! Wooo mealmart!

The Real Shliach said...

Aside from the fact that it's really cheap at Cosco, what's with you and mealmart?

le7 said...

There is so much mealmart beef at Kosher Meat Klub, it ain't even funny. It's painful to walk in there...

The Real Shliach said...

Ahh. And so you hope to use marrying me as an excuse to frie out? I see.

le7 said...

Well I wouldn't bring it into the home...

The Real Shliach said...

Isn't that what the modern orthodox do?

On the other hand, I could do with a good steak right now...

le7 said...

I would kill for some lamb personally.

The Real Shliach said...

Hey! We're shechting a sheep here tomorrow! Perfect!

le7 said...

REALLY?? DUDE! Please!

The Real Shliach said...

REALLY! But what do you want me to do?

le7 said...

I want some lamb. Can you score me some lamb?

The Real Shliach said...

um. You're in MKE. This is in NJ. But next time you visit...

le7 said...

I know, but put some aside, I'm coming in in a week, remember?

The Real Shliach said...

Well, I'll see what I can do, but no promises. After all, it might very well be a treifah.

le7 said...

Right. Dang. Oh well. Forget about it.

C said...

You too crack me up. As in make me laugh. Teeheehee. I'm sorta glad you converse over public forum... cuz then I feel like I'm eavesdropping on a great comedian (or two) and I get a giggle out of it.
:D

Crawling Axe said...

Mazel tov, mazel tov. Not just to Mottel but also to the kallah a fellow ______ian.

sarabonne said...

Now I remember why blogging is so addictive, you two are hilarious.

The Real Shliach said...

if anyone is wondering, the lamb was kosher.

le7 said...

SAVE SOME!

Crawling Axe said...

A head?

Crawling Axe said...

(The head?)

Crawling Axe said...

[It could even be “an head” if I was British.]

The Real Shliach said...

the shochet paid for it, he's getting some good supper tonight. If you were Mexican you could share the hindquarters with Thomas.

Crawling Axe said...

The schochet is eating the whole lamb? What are you doing with the organs? Is anyone eating the kishkes, the kidneys or the lungs, for instance?

le7 said...

Hmmm, how about some liver?

The Real Shliach said...

He's taking every bit that is kosher, even the stomach.

C said...

Am I the only one who feels like puking right now?

The Real Shliach said...

you would have really felt like puking if you had seen the shechita. J is going to post video and photos later.

C said...

ew.

He has a private blog, doesn't he?

Crawling Axe said...

Awesome! I want to see the video and the photos. I always wondered if I could make it as a schochet, since I already behead animals (albeit smaller and not kosher) for a living.

Crawling Axe said...

Am I the only one who feels like puking right now?

Americans… No concept of real food, real emotions, real movies, real literature, real anything. The land of fake, glossy and indifferent. Or is that just California?

The Real Shliach said...

C: he does, but when be posts it, I'll tell him to let you in.

CA: why are you always so anti-American?

C said...

I'm not really a legit American. I do like meat, and do not feel bad for the animals... but the sight of all that grosses me out. Like after kaporos, I can't eat chicken cuz I see the shape of the chicken as it is with skin and feathers... and the thought makes me want to choke. Plus the smell....

C said...

Thanks, TRS... much appreciated. I will be honored to receive a VIP pass :).

Crawling Axe said...

I just point out the minuses. I also see the pluses. Like… um… hmm…

The Real Shliach said...

C: only thing is, I'll need a google email address for it. Oh wait, do I have one for you? I don't even remember. Regardless, send one along, and I'll see to it.

CA: are you a citizen?

Crawling Axe said...

A citizen of the Jewish state with Sanhedrin as the government? Sure I am. Were — lehavdil — Poles-in-exile citizens of the UK? Some of them were. Did it stop them from criticizing the British for insipid culinary habits? Of course not…

Cheerio said...

mazel tov, mottel. shame on you for not going!
trs and le7 - adorably funny as usual.
pictures? (shudder).

Sebastion said...

I gots video!!!!! also a bochur tried to blow the lung up. I was waiting for him just to throw up in it. hehe.

The Real Shliach said...

Cheerio: you're sponsoring?

Sebastion: you're sweet.

sarabonne said...

In school they brought a cow's head, lungs, and heart for us to play with. That was science class back then...fun times.

Crawling Axe said...

In my school we did not play with food.

Cheerio said...

i'll be sponsoring my ticket to your wedding.

e said...

trs + le7: nice that you guys are already planning my wedding.

TRS: wouldn't it be nice if you could watch a shechita BEFORE learning all that semicha stuff?

CA: Mrs. Mottel is an ___ian? Is she from Boston, or are you from Chicago? Or am I spilling people private information in public?

j: how about posting the video on youtube or on facebook?

e said...

Yeah, and y'all who weren't at the wedding, did you miss a party...

Crawling Axe said...

She is not “an __ian”, she is a ________ian.

I am not from Chicago, that’s for sure.

e said...

Good point. Because I didn't know what came before "ian," in my mind the word after the indefinite article started with a vowel.

Is she from your current city of residence?

Crawling Axe said...

She is from my current academic institution (I’ve known her for a while, since she’s been coming to a local Chabad house).

The Real Shliach said...

Who knew CA knew mottel's? This is very interesting.

Cheerio: nice.

e: our pleasure.

Crawling Axe said...

Just Mrs. Mottel.

The Real Shliach said...

that was possessive, as in the hayom yom.

Crawling Axe said...

Which hayoim yoim? Today’s?

The Real Shliach said...

No, the one where the Alter Rebbe's Rebbitzen says about her husband to a bunch of other women, "My husband..." and the AR went into dveikus and said, "If with one mivtza I am hers, how much more so are we Hashem's!"

Anonymous said...

Ill put it on facebook and then my blog!

J

e said...

Sounds like a plan!

Anonymous said...

new blog

'not brisker yeshivish'

e said...

Anon: Shame on you for spamming innocent blogs like this. Not a wise way to get friends in the blogosphere.

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jewnonymous said...

ok i think this will work this time.
just was wondering if anyone can tell me why si it necesarry for kosherable meat like the hindquarters to be given away to some thomas??

e said...

Check out http://www.chabad.org/561078

The Real Shliach said...

Because we're too lazy to devein it.

e said...

lazy? try OCD.

The Real Shliach said...

Why OCD? Back in the day when beef was really expensive they would devein it.

e said...

wrong! It's still expensive today. Because nobody sells kosher filet mignon, it's certainly economically prudent to spend the time to devein it.

The Real Shliach said...

Beef is expensive, but back in the day (during the wars) there was a real shortage.

I think that if it made sense economically it would be done-obviously it doesn't, so therefore it isn't done.

e said...

get your facts straight young man. We stopped eating the hind quarters way before the war.

http://oukosher.org/index.php/common/article/whats_the_truth_about_inikkur_achoraim_i/

And it must make sense economically. the few kosher hindquarters meats out there cost a fortune. If it was only a matter of paying a guy to take out the junk, they would do it. The problem is that the rabbis aren't too thrilled to give a hechsher on the stuff.

e said...

In general, these "What's the truth about..." articles are really great. There are a bunch of them about floating around on different topics.

The Real Shliach said...

Nu nu. Happens.