Sunday, January 1, 2017
We're sorry that Chanukah is only eight days long. We wish that the oil had lasted a few more days, not because we need more latkes or sufganiot (jelly donuts).
A longer holiday would have let us post more Chanukah music videos and related jokes and skits. We received lots more this year and we will put the best of them in our video safe to post next year.
Last year we also banked some videos for future use. Today, on the last day of Chanukah, we're sharing just one of the funniest that we didn't get around to last year. It's a funny skit by YidLife Crisis, the comedy vehicle of Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, in which they converse in Yiddish (with more or less accurate English subtitles - and the less accurate the funnier) in a Chinese restaurant in Montreal.
The punch line will be familiar, because it also occurred in a video that we posted on Thursday, But this skit goes farther, with funny comments on the phenomenon of Jews in Chinese restaurants on Christmas day, and the all-too-common experience of encountering rude and noisy fellow diners.
A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. 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.