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yuk yuk: cross your fingers not your legs…

Is comedy universal? Brass knuckles interfaith hard ball comedy. The dilemma of comedy being “pure” without the baggage of tradition and history. The recent trip of Mark Breslin and Yuk Yuks on “goodwill” tour of Israel is proof is that … Continue reading

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tin drums: marching to a different beat

…Nobel laureate G√ľnter Grass is expected to be released from a Hamburg hospital within days, after undergoing what his secretary called a routine test. Grass was admitted on Monday, less than two weeks after his poem criticising Israel triggered a … Continue reading

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civil disobedience

Civil Disobedience? Part of the problem is that they are so unlike us. They are completely removed from nearly all elements of pop culture, yet are part of the technological dissemination applied in a totally different manner, one indifferent to … Continue reading

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new frontier: beyond his grassp

Do you believe that on that day all the children of Abraham are going to lay down their swords forever and eternally in Jerusalem. What to make of Gunter Grass? The pen as sword but within the context of the … Continue reading

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tin drum solo: private concert

Trivialities and profound truths. This spit and spat match with Gunter Grass can be seen as using Israel and Jews as a pretext for his own bashing of a new Germany, one remarkably different than his own version, which has … Continue reading

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