Friday, November 13, 2009

Squeeze Box

Do you know how hard it is (that's what she said), to find a song with 'hug' in it? There are a few out there, but I have zero with that included. Ditto with 'Jew'.

Allegedly, today is National Hug a Jew Day. At least according to someone on the consummate knowledge site: Facebook.

The blurb reads: On Friday, November 13th, please aspire to hug as many Jews as possible. The term "Jew" refers to anyone of the Jewish religion, which believes in such values as monotheism and awesomeness. We eat matzoh ball soup :) It's on Friday the 13th because it's bad luck to not hug a Jew XD

But if you look on-line, there seem to be a number of these "days": February 3rd, or the 2nd. One site has it on the 1st. But then there is November 13th, or the 11th. The event is just not that well coordinated or communicated. There seems to be no devoted wiki site, which of course is the source of all truth.

Naturally I accept my invite, because, I mean, who wouldn't? My cousin David responded, 'when is it Slug a Jew Day?'. He wasn't really being anti-Semitic, I mean, he is Semitic.

He's an out there Jew, but I can't say a proud one. It's great fodder for him and he's just fun anyway, so throw a brick wall behind him, give him a mic and put him in the Catskills with a two-drink minimum and he'd be golden.

But people, hug away today. It's been a few thousand years of a hard life. Just keep the hands above the waist, please!

Song by: the Who


Birdie said...

Here's someone who likes to be hugged. (The warning you get is a false one. Go ahead and click "I understand and I wish to continue.)

Kris said...

All I can think about is Seinfeld: "Does that offend you as a Jew?" "No, it offends me as a comedian."