Monthly archives: January, 2018

Today on Jewcy: Discovering the joys of composting at home

Tu B’Shevat is many things: Ancient tax festival, kabbalistic celebration of nature, communal birthday of all trees, and contemporarily: a sort of Jewish Earth Day, a call for conversations about sustainability and our duty to protect the natural world. Borrowing a little bit from each tradition (except maybe the taxes part), I am celebrating the …

Tiffany Haddish Talks Judaism In ‘Drunk History’

2017 was a big year for Tiffany Haddish. The 38 year-old comedian released a memoir that made The New York Times best-seller list, became the first black female stand-up to ever host Saturday Night Live, and starred in Girls Trip, which would’ve netted her an Oscar nomination in a just universe. There’s a lot on the horizon this year …

How a Holocaust-Era Yiddish Song Became a Women’s March Slogan

At the recent second Women’s March, New York participants saw a banner held aloft with a hand-lettered Yiddish message, helpfully transliterated and translated into English. The transliteration read “Mir Velen Zei Iberleben”; and the translation, “We Will Outlive Them.” The banner didn’t specify who the intended “them” might be (not men, I hope–though, of course, …

Laughing Squid Video Archive Digitization Project

Just about half way through the 48 hours of HI8 video I shot related to @burningman 1996. A post shared by Scott Beale (@scottbeale) on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:35pm PST Way back in the early days of Laughing Squid, before I launched this blog, I used to shoot a lot of video, documenting events …

Simon’s Cat Does a Bit of Housekeeping in a Humorous Compilation of Classic Episodes

In Paws & Chores, a well-intentioned Simon’s Cat tries to do a bit of housekeeping without inflicting too much damage on Simon and/or the house. The animation is made up of a compilation of previous Simon’s Cat episodes including “Hidden Treasure“, “The Monster“, “Washed Up”, “The Box“, ““Lunch Break”, Shelf Life“, “DIY“, “Bed Sheets” and …