Light blogging today, but just wanted to point out some stuff.
The black Cadillac that the Lubavitcher Rebbe used to drive in was in an accident yesterday. There are pictures here. It’s a very cool looking car. There is a funny story in the comments.
Wow! Amazing to still see the rebbes car.
One Gimmel Tammuze a few years back i got a ride with Rabbi Kline from the Ohel in the rebbe’s car. I told Rabbi Kline “coming back from the Ohel, in a black Cadillac, with Rabbi Kline being the driver, quite scary!” to which he lightheartedly responded “why I’m not such a bad driver!”
This whole Sheryl Crow thing is just so funny. I heard about it on the news this morning and I thought it was a joke. But no, it’s true. You’ve heard of the 2 flush rule? Well Ms. Crow wants to institute the 1 square (of toilet paper) rule.
Speaking of Crow. You always hear about demands stars make when they’re booked for shows. Hers are pretty interesting.
The rock star’s performance contract includes specific day-to-day instructions on what kind of booze Sheryl needs in her dressing room (TSG has never seen such attention to detail in any other concert rider we’ve posted). For each show, Crow requires 12 bottles of Grolsch beer, 6 bottles of “local” beer, and a bottle each of “good Australian Cabernet” and “good Merlot.”
As for the harder stuff, promoters are directed to purchase specific booze depending on what day of the week the concert falls, as the below rider excerpt reveals. Additionally, when the global warming warrior hits the road, her touring entourage (and equipment) travels in three tractor trailers, four buses, and six cars. Now that’s a carbon footprint! (4 pages)
Here is a funny “President Bush Comes to Jewish Brooklyn” joke. via Apple 770.
President Bush calls in the Head of the CIA and asks, How come the Jews know everything before we do?”
The CIA chief says, “The Jews have this expression :’Vus titzuch?’
The President says, “Hell, what’s that mean?”
Well, Mr. President”, replies the CIA chief, “It’s a Yiddish expression which roughly translates to “what’s happening”. They just ask each other and they know everything.”
The President decides to personally go undercover to determine if this is true. He gets dressed up as an Orthodox Jew (black hat, beard, long black coat) and is secretly flown in an unmarked plane to New York, picked up in an unmarked car, and dropped off in Brooklyn’s most Jewish neighborhood.
Soon a little old man comes shuffling along. The President stops him and whispers, “Vus titzuch?”
The old guy whispers back: “Bush is in Brooklyn.”
Last but not least. Bagel Blogger’s J-Pix Carnival (#6) is about to go live, so if you have some great photo posts, email it to him.