Sunday, July 9
Batya's gone plum crazy writing like a banshee (Ok. Not a banshee. Like a Me-ander-er) in this week's Havel Havelim.
Bring an appetite and soup spoon and prepare to dig into all that rich, creamy bloggingness...
...and thanks for the link:
"Read Dave's beautifully illustrated Quick Draw McGraw! You can sure get more with honey or a good laugh."
(from your mouth to You-Know-Who's ear, Batya)
Click and listen:
"77 Sunset Strip"
"Now what does that popular TV show from 45 years ago, 77 Sunset Strip, have to do with this edition of Havel Havelim? Very simple. This is the 77th edition of Havel Havelim, the Jewish-Israeli blogging carnival consisting of posts from blogs all over the world. It’s hosted by a different blogger each week and coordinated by Soccer Dad. The term “Havel Havelim” is from Kohelet, Ecclesiastes, which was written by King Solomon, who built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and later on got all bogged down in materialism and other “excesses” and finally realized that it was nothing but norishkeit, “havel” or in English 'vanities.'"
Where did I shoot this photograph (and possibly, why, fer' God's sake)?:
"Holy Place - Do Not Urinate"
(Photo: Dave Bender)
The top line says on both angles: "Holy Site." The sprayed out lower line: "Do Not Urinate."
Hint: No, it's not a pissoir. It's the doorway at the main entrance.
Comments are, umm, welcome. I think.
(Pssst. Dave? I repeatedly tried posting by you for your contest, but keep getting bounced by the logon. Is it my accent?)
From The Jerusalem Post:
"Four people were wounded on Sunday morning, one moderately, when one of two Kassam rockets launched from the Gaza Strip landed in a house in Sderot.
"The wounded included a male in his 40s who was hurt by shrapnel. All four were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.
"The second rocket landed in open territory in the city. No one was wounded and no damage was reported as a result of the impact. Following Sunday morning's rocket fire, the IDF resumed shelling Kassam launch sites in northern Gaza."
"July 9th 2006
IDF SPOKESPERSON UPDATE
The IDF is investigating reports regarding civilian casualties in a house in Sajaiya. The IDF denies claims of alleged tank or artillery fire; at the times of the incident there was no artillery or tank fire in the area. The Israel Air Force targeted a group of gunmen carrying anti-tank missiles in a street in Sajaiya, and identified hitting them.
"The IDF will continue to act with determination and to employ all means at its disposal to combat terrorists and their infrastructure, in order to ensure the safe return of Cpl. Gilad Shalit and to stop terrorist attacks and the launching of rockets at Israel."
Looks like another "Gaza beach story" is entering the news cycle. Bagel Blogger has a withering, extensively footnoted "Fisking" expose here.