Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Cut Above

Are you ready for this? The latest right-wing lunatic fringe guessing game is now whether or not President Obama was circumcised.

What is it with right-wingers and Democratic penises, anyway? I seriously think these people have some issues that would make Sigmund Freud quit the business.

On the other hand, it does give me a chance to tell one of my favorite jokes from Leo Rosten’s classic The Joys of Yiddish: A man walking down the street comes across a shop with a big clock in the window. He goes in and asks the man behind the counter, “How much to clean my watch?” The man replies, “How should I know? I’m a mohel.*” The customer asks, “So what’s with the clock in the window?” The man replies, “What would you put?”

HT to Melissa.

*A mohel is a Jewish man who performs the bris.