Category Archives: How Monty Python Ruined My Life

A Tongue in Cheek History of Ireland


Many of my readers have read my History Made Fun stuff.  I want to travel to Ireland and thought I would do my tongue in cheek Irish History. Why am I writing this?  I’m Jewish, not Irish. According to DNA, … Continue reading

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The Future of the Jews. עתידם של היהודים.


With the war and Gaza and anti-Jewish protests everywhere, I thought now was the time to write this. Sounds dire, doesn’t it?  Most of this is philosophical and asking questions with a little silliness at the end. You are a … Continue reading

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The Good News Is…


The good news is, you can live in a nice neighborhood.  The bad news?  If you are poor, you have your own entrance.  You can be the maid, and have to go around the corner to your employer in the … Continue reading

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New Building in Brooklyn.


My Mom has been telling me about proposed new buildings on the Brooklyn Waterfront, below where she lives, and where I grew up.  Click on New York Times, for more. Mom tells me, you can’t insurance.  Makes sense.  Why?  Because … Continue reading

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Another Day On New York City Transit.


New York City Transit Speak:  If you can understand, a New York City transit announcement, the speaker hasn’t learned the code yet.  It is supposed to sound like the adults in Peanuts cartoons. Elevators in the Subway:  With the heat, … Continue reading

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The Metropolitan Museum. Chinese Calligraphy and Charles James Fashion.


Elaine wants to see the Charles James exhibit, as does my dear friend Dr. Rita Pettiford, who came in from New Jersey to see it.  (Rita is helping someone write a book about this and she is my glamorous friend … Continue reading

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Uptown on the Bus.


After I met my family at Butter, we had to go uptown to Zabar’s at 80th and Broadway. A friend who helps us out in Tucson, even though he orders online insisted we go.  Well the bus ride up on … Continue reading

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