Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Amazing Race

When I'm working alone in my apartment, I often have the television on in the background. There are two main channels I usually toggle between - AXN and Star World. Neither has particularly recent shows and I can't really tell the difference between the two, except that maybe AXN shows more one-hour shows and Star World old sit-coms. And things that I'm pretty sure were cancelled years ago in the US. Needless to say, it's all pretty bad and therefore easy not to watch.

But today I noticed that they were showing reruns of the Amazing Race from a few years ago. I didn't see this season when it originally ran (or I don't remember), but I do remember seeing it on television when I was here last time (or a year ago). The same episode. Unfortunately it's one where they eat some fairly disgusting things.

Last night was another Avraham Infeld speech - 3 stories, 4 responses, 5 legs on the table.... There are a lot of us now who can pretty much do the speech from memory. Memorable lines include:
  • Judaism is NOT a religion
  • There's no such thing as Jewish history, only Jewish memory
  • I saw the suffering of my people

There may now be a video of the speech, which would be good. We may need to add a spray function to it though so viewers can get the authentic experience.


Raina said...

ah hah - you have a blog! would love to find the avraham video, especially as I told a few students that it was online...

Mom said...

I would welcome the opportunity to hear Avram again, also....Mom