Here’s a little light-hearted entertainment for you all. You may or may not know that there is aHebrew language version of Sesame Street in Israel called Rechov Sumsum (×¨×—×•×‘ ×¡×•×ž×¡×•×). So, in a moment tinged by the nostalgic memory of a childhood spent glued to the TV whenever Sesame Street came on, I decided to post this video of Ernie singing Rubber Duckie in Hebrew. Except in Israel he’s called(*sniff* *sniff*) Arik:
Now, as long as we’re talking about Ernie, lets not forget good ol’ Bert (in Hebrew, he’s “Bentz”) and their uh… ambiguous friendship. Which brings me to my next point. In August, Jerusalem, despite the efforts of the Municipality and other small-minded individuals, will host World Pride. Treppenwitz wrote a spectacularly great post about the subject and I urge you to read it as well as the rollicking comments attached to it. The post was inspired by an email he received urging religious and/or right wing JBloggers to join a campaign against World Pride. Needless to say, I for some reason never got that email and in any case, I fully support Treppenwitz’s position.
But I still think Ernie and Bert are kinda disturbingly odd. In any language. And will someone please tell me why Ernie/Arik sounds like an old Ashkenazic man?
One last thing – Kadima MK Otniel Schneller sent a letter to Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik asking that a planned visit by several Homosexual Youth groups to the Knesset in August be cancelled.
In his letter, Schneller said that while he supported youths educating themselves in liberalism and democracy, such a visit would turn the Knesset into “Sodom and Gomorrah.” “They should conduct their lives in their homes, and not visit the Knesset as a group,” said Schneller in the letter.
Probably Schneller didn’t want to catch their Gay-Homo cooties too. The way those people spread that filth around, in no time the petty bickering and name-calling that ordinarily characterizes the Knesset will be replaced by Israeli politicians belting out show tunes and dancing in conga lines to fab disco ditties by Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor.
Needless to say, Schneller will not be riding in a float at the parade. Unless of course he catches a dose of the gay and then it’s party time girlfriend!