Sunday, December 4, 2011
We've all heard of Jewish inventors. Laszlo Biro invented the Bic ballpoint pen in 1943. Louis Henry Pearlman invented the spare tire in 1906, and Edwin Land invented the Polaroid instant camera in 1947. But these inventions can't compare with the inventions of L. D. Babushkin, whose Babushkin's Catalogue of Jewish Inventions has just been published.
Of course, Babushkin's inventions are more fanciful than real. You can't buy them in retail stores or online. But just imagine how much better off the world would be if everyone could get their hands on them.
The book, illustrated by Richard Codor and edited by Lawrence Bush, presents 80 pages of funny don't-you-wish-they-were-real inventions such as wi-fi tzitzit, genetically bred gefilte fish, and extra large grandparents.
The cartoons are self-explanatory and should bring smiles to anyone familiar with a Jewish lifestyle. We included a few examples in this blog post and in the following video. Enjoy!
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)