A Fan Takes Issue with Conan O’Brien’s Human Centipede Menorah (But Not the One You Think)

This year, Conan O'Brien brought back his "Human Centipede menorah" sketch for Hanukkah. However, one of the show's viewers thought that Conan was lighting the menorah the wrong way. (The fact that there were people connected face-to-butt, though? Apparently not as problematic.) Here's Alexander's video and Conan's response. … [Read more...]

Saturday Night Live Totally Nails Their Bar Mitzvah Boy Impression

Specifically, the great Vanessa Bayer nails it. Did she go to all the same bar mitzvahs that I did? … [Read more...]

Conan O’Brien’s Hanukkah Offering: The R2D2 Dreidel

Last year, Conan O'Brien icked the hell out of me by creating a Human Centipede menorah. The menorah is back again this year (tonight's the sixth night, for those of you keeping track at home), but thankfully there's a second much-less-icky accessory to go along with it: the R2D2 dreidel. Here's the spinner making its debut:  … [Read more...]

Conan O’Brien Presents the Human Centipede Menorah

What happens when the grossest movie in recent memory is crossed with a Jewish holiday that celebrates miracles? This. And true to the spirit of the holiday, I will have nightmares for at least eight nights. … [Read more...]

‘Chanukah in Santa Monica’ Is a Great Addition to the Hanukkah Music Canon

This video of the Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus performing a Hanukkah/Chanukah/Jewmas song is too cute for words. Is anyone else flashing back to the episode of Will and Grace where Matt Damon's character pretends to be gay so he can sing in the gay men's choir? … [Read more...]

A Hanukkah Song from the Indigo Girls

I didn't even know this song existed until last week, but it's a welcome addition to the small-but-growing Hanukkah music canon. … [Read more...]

A Pop Culture-y Rebuttal to ‘Keep the Christ in Christmas’

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This has been making the internet rounds for the last few days, but I think it originated on Neatorama. Either way, don't forget to observe Life Day this year! … [Read more...]


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