Wednesday, June 30, 2004

BAD JEW

With apologies to my loved ones, I have to come clean and announce that I have transgressed against the Jewish people.

I have added Signs to my Netflix queue. Even though it stars Mel Gibson.

I'm very sorry for how this news will affect my family, most of all. I hope that the Jewish community will see fit to leave them out of any ensuing Jewish media tornadoes: this decision is mine alone.

And mom and dad: I hope you know that this does not signal my desire to increase the fortune of Mr. Gibson. I merely wished to see M. Night Shyamalan's movie before The Village is released next month. I didn't see it in the theater, but now, it's time.

This also does not signal a complete rejection of traditional Judaism. I'm still looking for a Jewish guy to build a future with, and I'm still a member in good standing of my synagogue. This is purely a pop cultural choice that has no impact on my future as an American Jew.

If this has in any way disappointed you, I sincerely apologize. It was not my intent to offend, but we all make choices in life that affect us first and others second. This is my choice.



10 Comments:

At 4:26 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Caryn said...

Hahah ... I hope your community blesses you with forgiveness.

I saw The Passion. I didn't want to pay into Gibson's purse, but there really wasn't any way around that point.

 
At 4:58 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Dawn Summers said...

So, no sparks between you and Ugarte at the comedy show last night, eh?

 
At 8:29 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

Heh. I've never liked Mel, and "The Passion" only served to reinforce that. M. Night Shyamalan started out amazingly with "Sixth Sense"...but it was straight downhill from there. "Unbreakable" was $10 and 2 hours that I'll never get back, and "Signs" starred Mel GIbson, so clearly wasn't worth my time. I have no hopes for "The Village."

 
At 11:32 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Dawnie, if Ugarte is "Charles Star", then I did meet him, but didn't know that was him. Apparently, he's also a friend of a friend of mine. Small Jewish world, let me tell you...

 
At 11:46 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Drew said...

Swing away, Esther. Swing away.

You'll get it after you see the movie, trust me.

And your choice doesn't offend me as a Jew, but it certainly offends me as a lover of film.

Signs is just a painful bore.

 
At 9:16 AM, July 01, 2004, Blogger Dahl said...

hmm, i liked unbreakable, but i think that's because i'm a comic books fan. signs was ok, but kind of the start of the downhill for mel, playing the priest. mainly, the movie's just kind of boring.

 
At 12:35 PM, July 01, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

Madonna,

Oh, sure, you can justify anything, I suppose. If Mel Gibson is in your home (albeit cinematically), can BLTs, fried catfish, and sausage pizza be that far behind?

We are scandalized, my dear, we are scandalized.

 
At 12:54 PM, July 01, 2004, Blogger Stephen said...

I saw "Signs" in the theater actually. But at least it was with a Jewish girl...

 
At 10:08 AM, July 02, 2004, Blogger Dawn Summers said...

Yes, Charles Star... that's him.

 
At 10:08 AM, July 13, 2004, Blogger Charles Star said...

Man, my ears are burning ... (Say hi to Suzy for me.)

 

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

BAD JEW

With apologies to my loved ones, I have to come clean and announce that I have transgressed against the Jewish people.

I have added Signs to my Netflix queue. Even though it stars Mel Gibson.

I'm very sorry for how this news will affect my family, most of all. I hope that the Jewish community will see fit to leave them out of any ensuing Jewish media tornadoes: this decision is mine alone.

And mom and dad: I hope you know that this does not signal my desire to increase the fortune of Mr. Gibson. I merely wished to see M. Night Shyamalan's movie before The Village is released next month. I didn't see it in the theater, but now, it's time.

This also does not signal a complete rejection of traditional Judaism. I'm still looking for a Jewish guy to build a future with, and I'm still a member in good standing of my synagogue. This is purely a pop cultural choice that has no impact on my future as an American Jew.

If this has in any way disappointed you, I sincerely apologize. It was not my intent to offend, but we all make choices in life that affect us first and others second. This is my choice.



10 Comments:

At 4:26 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Caryn said...

Hahah ... I hope your community blesses you with forgiveness.

I saw The Passion. I didn't want to pay into Gibson's purse, but there really wasn't any way around that point.

 
At 4:58 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Dawn Summers said...

So, no sparks between you and Ugarte at the comedy show last night, eh?

 
At 8:29 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger annabel lee said...

Heh. I've never liked Mel, and "The Passion" only served to reinforce that. M. Night Shyamalan started out amazingly with "Sixth Sense"...but it was straight downhill from there. "Unbreakable" was $10 and 2 hours that I'll never get back, and "Signs" starred Mel GIbson, so clearly wasn't worth my time. I have no hopes for "The Village."

 
At 11:32 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Esther Kustanowitz said...

Dawnie, if Ugarte is "Charles Star", then I did meet him, but didn't know that was him. Apparently, he's also a friend of a friend of mine. Small Jewish world, let me tell you...

 
At 11:46 PM, June 30, 2004, Blogger Drew said...

Swing away, Esther. Swing away.

You'll get it after you see the movie, trust me.

And your choice doesn't offend me as a Jew, but it certainly offends me as a lover of film.

Signs is just a painful bore.

 
At 9:16 AM, July 01, 2004, Blogger Dahl said...

hmm, i liked unbreakable, but i think that's because i'm a comic books fan. signs was ok, but kind of the start of the downhill for mel, playing the priest. mainly, the movie's just kind of boring.

 
At 12:35 PM, July 01, 2004, Blogger Michael said...

Madonna,

Oh, sure, you can justify anything, I suppose. If Mel Gibson is in your home (albeit cinematically), can BLTs, fried catfish, and sausage pizza be that far behind?

We are scandalized, my dear, we are scandalized.

 
At 12:54 PM, July 01, 2004, Blogger Stephen said...

I saw "Signs" in the theater actually. But at least it was with a Jewish girl...

 
At 10:08 AM, July 02, 2004, Blogger Dawn Summers said...

Yes, Charles Star... that's him.

 
At 10:08 AM, July 13, 2004, Blogger Charles Star said...

Man, my ears are burning ... (Say hi to Suzy for me.)

 

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