Archive for May, 2009

Follicularly Challenged

May 31, 2009

I happen to be bald. But, basically, so is almost every other guy in Israel. Seriously. If you live here or if you’ve ever visited, you know I’m right. Israeli bald men outnumber those with hair. What happens to most of us, usually a few years after the army, is a slow migration southwards of [...]

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How I beat Web 2.0

May 23, 2009

Since Thursday I’ve been conducting an extremely important experiment: Can I survive without Facebook, Twitter and my favorite websites for 3 days? The reason: To avoid early discovery of who won American Idol.

I admit it, and I’m not ashamed to say: I love the show. Call me shallow, call me lame, call me whatever. It’s [...]

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shhhhhhhhhh sheket…

May 14, 2009

For all of those who need some peace and sheket…

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You get what you pay for

May 13, 2009

 It’s never a great idea to start a piece with the words “So much has been said about…”, but…: So much has been said about the death of newspapers and print media, that I don’t really have much to add. But I started thinking about it again a few days ago after reading a sad [...]

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Stuff Israelis Shouldn't Be Proud Of (SISBPO)

May 10, 2009

I was actually thinking of ditching this series of entries, because Ha’aretz beat me to it in their Independence Day supplement. They wrote about 15 things Israelis need to get rid of – quite similar. Nonetheless, I still think I have some things of my own to say, so here goes:

Israeli (detri)mentalities – part I
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it's not working

May 9, 2009

I don’t know. I just don’t understand. It’s not working. I mean, it should, right? It should work! But why? Why isn’t it working? I mean, the country spent millions on it, my taxpayer money, so… why? Why? She’s so beautiful,  I just have to know: Why doesn’t Bar Refaeli make me save more water?!

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Waiting for Bibi

May 1, 2009

I can’t help but feel like we’ve been here before, it’s a deja vu kinda feeling. Bibi’s government has taken me back in time, to the 90’s, it’s like nothing changed in 12 years. Nothing. What a difference between here and America: after 100 days, people don’t have enough fingers to count what Obama’s done, [...]

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