Weekly Schmooze: Weiner humor galore

Jewish culture news worldwide: An ode to Carlos Danger; new Maccabeats song; Schmidt takes on Vanilla Ice.

August 1, 2013 17:06
2 minute read.
The Weekly Schmooze

The Weekly Schmooze 300. (photo credit: JPost.com staff)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Now that we know New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner  took a while to give up his sexting habit (and may still not have shaken it), the Internet is abuzz with parody photos and videos and articles.

First, we have a parody of Weiner's campaign video, staring none other than his alter-ego Carlos Danger

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Broadway Diva Kristen Chenoweth, who starred in the Broadway musical Wicked, sang a version of the song "Popular" from the play, with some adjustments to match Weiner's predicament – and encourage his wife, Huma Abedin, to be independent:  


Last but not least, we have the cover of this week's New Yorker, presented without comment:   

This could easily turn into an all-Weiner schmooze, so let's move on to some better-behaved Jewish men in New York, The Maccabeats. The Yeshiva University a cappella group came out with a new video, covering the Sara Bareilles song "Brave." For some reason, they're holding instruments, but not playing them. 

Comedian Paul Scheer has been posting word-for-word recreations of the 90s classic talk-show "The Arsenio Hall Show" on YouTube, with Scheer playing Arsenio Hall, flat-top wig and all. This week, Scheer was joined by Max Greenfield, aka Schmidt from "New Girl," hilariously playing Vanilla Ice. Flava Flav even makes an appearance!


Last but not least, we have the penultimate episode of "Bubala Please." Gangsta Yids Luis and Jaquann demonstrate the difficulties in being shomer Shabbat – especially when you accidentally leave your answering machine on and your friends are inviting you to smoke weed and watch movies in which Halle Berry gets naked. Actor Fred Melamed guest stars as a rabbi.

If you have any news to share with The Weekly Schmooze,write to: weeklyschmooze@gmail.com

Related Content

Supreme Court President Asher Grunis
August 28, 2014
Grapevine: September significance