THIS IS SO "META"
Remember that whole "meta" trend from about a year ago? Well, try this on for size.
Esther became Madonna at karaoke event. Then Madonna became Esther because of Kabbalah. Then The O.E. (Original Esther) wrote to D.D.E. (Duplicate Diva Esther) and invited her to Shabbat dinner. The O.E. posted that invitation here. Now, that invitation to D.D.E is being reprinted online at GenerationJ, and The O.E. is posting a link on My Urban Kvetch, where the original invitation/article to D.D.E. appeared. Sounds a little like the work of the infamous Department of Redundancy Department.
Anyway, just wanted to share. GenerationJ.com is a terrific read, especially for Jews in their twenties (and ok, thirties too...), plus they have the arguable honor of having printed some of my earliest humor pieces, where I first began to weave my tangled writer's web of Jewish life and pop culture. So, consider it your first stop on the tour of the Museum of Me. (Virtual tours are conducted every six hours and thirteen minutes, and are available with simultaneous translation into Hebrew, Level 2 French, gibberish and Long Island Kvetch. Mimes and interpretive dancers are available at additional cost. Be sure to visit the gift shop on your way out for some lovely souvenirs, like pages from my old Filo-Fax, ragingly suicidal high school poems and unused pens that have been in my desk drawer for five years.)