The Weekly Schmooze: Gangnam-Jewish Style

JPost column on hottest Jewish news: Andy Samberg on BBC; Colbert's Yom Kippur AtonePhone; Bar Refaeli's Tel Aviv.

September 20, 2012 14:53
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If there's a viral video, a Jewish\Israeli parody can't be far behind. Take Gangnam Style – the Korean pop hit that took the world by storm. Israeli artist Agent K made his own version, "Jewish Style," which borders on offensive with its extensive use of stereotypes and circumcision jokes. You can make the call yourself:

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Next we have "Bomba Style," another Israeli parody on living life under the Iranian nuclear threat. The clip is mostly in Hebrew, but there's a verse in English, and surprisingly high production value, plus a dance sequence at the top of the Azrieli Towers:

If you enjoyed the views of Tel Aviv in "Bomba Style," Bar Refaeli has some more White City sites for you to check out. The Israeli supermodel told Vanity Fair about her favorite place to go when she's not traveling the world for work: her parents' house. Refaeli lists her favorite bars, shops and beaches, with some great photos mixed in.

Bar Refaeli
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The fall TV season is about to begin, and BBCthree has a new, hilarious-looking show called "Cuckoo," starring the one and only Andy Samberg as a character described as "every parent's worst nightmare:" an insane American hippie newlywed, moving in – unannounced, of course - with his stuffy British in-laws.

Yom Kippur is around the corner, which means it's time to apologize to anyone you've wronged over the past year. Stephen Colbert wants to help his Jewish friends, and after blowing a shofar, launched the AtonePhone – 1-888-OOPS-JEW. As Colbert himself said: "If you're Jewish and you gave me tsuris during the year 5772, just pick up the phone before Yom Kippur!" A clip isn't available, but you can catch the AtonePhone at 10 minutes into this full episode.

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