Monday, March 06, 2006

I'd Like to Thank the Academy...


Blogger Mata Hari said...

Much better picture than the other one you had posted.
Imagine if the acting world knew that in addition to all his other talents, George Clooney moonlights as a frum blogger.

Mon Mar 06, 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger The real me said...

True, it would seem however that he was to busy with the oscars to post anything lately...

Mon Mar 06, 08:17:00 PM  
Blogger Circle in Square said...

This gives new meaning to the phrase lulei dimistafina!

Tue Mar 07, 01:06:00 PM  
Blogger Moochy said...

Welcome back!!

Tue Mar 07, 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the big win! Interesting acceptance speech, though...didn't know you were so liberal, Cloo.

Tue Mar 07, 06:46:00 PM  
Blogger Datingmaster, Jerusalem said...

life seems to be spinning towards insanity
how the hell did he win?

Thu Mar 09, 05:19:00 AM  
Blogger Datingmaster, Jerusalem said...

anyway happy purim and come over

Thu Mar 09, 05:19:00 AM  
Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

congrats george, will this herald your return into blogworld?

Thu Mar 09, 05:51:00 AM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

But what was up with that opening sequence... in bed with John Stewart?!?!?! Wierd, lol.

Thu Mar 09, 08:34:00 AM  
Blogger Mata Hari said...

He's confident in his masculinity.

Thu Mar 09, 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please come back Cloo!!!

Fri Mar 10, 03:45:00 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

Cloo - Give us a hint as to where you've been! Or at least tell us you're closing up your blog shop. Are you saving your writing for a book?

Sat Mar 11, 11:17:00 PM  
Blogger Shopaholic said...

Missed you're gorgeous face around blogsville, congrats on the oscar. Glad to see you back.

Sun Mar 12, 06:24:00 PM  
Blogger The Chainik Hocker said...

So, are you back, or what?

Wed Mar 15, 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

how was your purim

Thu Mar 16, 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear LD"M

Are you gay? Not that there isn't anything wrong with it.

Just wondering, because I can understand a woman being obsessed with GC but unless he has done something worthy of your adoration (other than memorizing lines) what's the deal?

Thu Mar 23, 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Mata Hari said...

Anonymous - He looks like George Clooney! (or so I'm told)

Thu Mar 23, 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...


Sun Apr 09, 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous yiddishe-kop said...

lol. chag sameach.

Mon Apr 17, 11:45:00 PM  
Blogger Mata Hari said...

Cloo - you can't just stand there looking cute. Write something!


Thu Apr 27, 09:13:00 PM  
Blogger Mata Hari said...

Just in case you still check back here - I tagged you on my blog.

Sun Apr 30, 08:09:00 PM  
Blogger my bald sheitel said...

AHH where have you been? I have missed your writing. Oh and I gave birth :).

Sat May 06, 11:06:00 PM  
Blogger Dot Co Dot Il said...

You have a great blog!

Tue May 09, 06:42:00 AM  
Blogger Blogee McCheese said...

what does the name of your blog mean, man?

Wed May 17, 06:32:00 AM  
Blogger Eshet Chayil said...

I was sure I commented here...maybe not. I really enjoy your blog and would hate if this was the end..

Sun May 21, 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Is ClooJew as Pollyannaish as he seems? said...

ClooJew said...

Anonymous (naturally!),

I just went to your link and I can't figure out, lulei demistafina, what the devil you're talking about. Rabbi Ginzberg's article simply points out a basic truth--that you can't believe what you read in the papers. That should be pretty obvious to anyone who follows Israel in the media.

Orthomom is right in that we all have to send some sort of complaint to New York magazine so that they understand that Orthodox Judaism does not support that which they purport it to support.

Are you suggesting that anything written in a newspaper is untrue? I assume that you are merely objecting to BLIND FAITH and the practice of accepting anything you hear, e.g. if a rabbi told you that you had not been molested, when in fact you knew you had been, you would of course not accept his word over your first hand knowledge. Or, would you? What if it were also written in a magazine article? Would that make your first hand knowledge invalid since you believe anything written in a paper can't be believed?

The NY Magazine article was all factual. The reporter interviewed many people and fact checkers verified the veracity of the information.

Rabbi Ginzberg's transparently insidious attempt to undermine the facts behind Pinchus Scheinberg's deplorable conduct in 1985 speaks volumes as to his mindset. Protect Scheinberg and to hell with judaism.

Wed May 31, 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger ClooJew said...

First off, Rav Scheinberg, shlit"a, is a Godol and you need to watch what you say about him. I find it ludicrous that anyone would think, let alone argue, that Rav Scheinberg is anything but horrified by child abuse.

I have not yet read the New York piece (it awaits me at home) but from what I've read so far of the comments about it, the reporter did not do a thorough job. As a former journalist, this doesn't surprise me in the least. Look at Dan Rather. When someone has an agenda, he will go to great lengths to promote it--and the agenda of all journalists is to make headlines.

This is not to say that abuse has not occured and is not occuring at this moment. But levelheaded people have to be very careful before even insinuating that someone has done something wrong, as the damage is permanent.

As for Rabbi Ginzberg, from what I've read, he is not being overly defensive and not trying to sweep things under the carpet. In his now famous letter, he simply spoke out against abuse in the most explicit terms; and in his article (which I linked to from (your?) comment on RenReb), he states the obvious: that the media are full of liars. Anyone who follows Israeli politics in the American (not to mention world) press knows this.

You clearly have an axe to grind either with him, or with who you perceive him to be.

Thu Jun 01, 05:44:00 PM  

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