A Story: The Economic Professor.

I don’t normally write about politics or things of that nature, but I read an interesting fictional story on Facebook recently and thought I’d post it up, perhaps someone will make an interesting comment.

Without further ado:

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little..

The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

It could not be any simpler than that.


Q. What is a Butterface?

Answer: A girl with an exceptionally hot body but an exceptionally ugly face. Everything but-her-face  is attractive. The type of women guys crudely remark they would brown-bag.

Oh for gods sake google brown-bag if you don’t know what it means.

Why would I blog this? A younger friend of mine was listening to WYUR this week and he overheard them discussing the term called “Butterface”. Coincidentally him and I happen to have a discussion on this very term this past weekend in which I happen to educate him on the term and what it actually means. Until this point he had some odd thought that it was this type of buttery facial expression or look that some girls have. Hard to describe without posting some photos…  no I am not going to do that.

Anyhow to make a long story short, the WYUR show didn’t actually figure out what it really meant and weren’t very educational about the subject. So here I am, educating you about butter faces. Voila.

It’s often surprising when I meet jewish guys that use terms without actually knowing what they really mean, or believe it means one thing but really means something else, usually much worse. What I find more often are “gaps” in people’s education, myself included. Jews, particularly observant jews often lead very sheltered lives for better or for worse. Over time we do learn many things but due to the sheltered life, we tend to have these “gaps”.  The result is a very politically incorrect and often hilarious conversation.

Once in high-school someone pointed to a girl and told me her nickname was “Truck”. I totally didn’t get it, it was beyond me. When I asked him what the heck he meant. He replied, “because that’s what looks like ran over her face”. OUCH.

Hey, I don’t make this stuff up. These things exist. I’m not calling it right. It just is. Bullying is cruel.

I don’t know where to even go with this… so I’m signing out.


P.S. If there’s any other interesting terms you want me to write about, drop me a line.


One and Done.

From time to time my friends share tid bits of their shidduch experiences.

Recently a friend of mine mentioned the following story;

“The other night I was preparing for a date and I decided to text her saying “I’m looking forward to tonight” to which she texted back, “Danielle, the date just texted me, I can’t believe I’m actually going to waste my time on this guy.”

You’re probably wondering what happened afterwards. Well I can tell you he still took her out as she called him soon afterwards to apologize profusely. I have to give him a Kudos for manning up and still taking her out regardless even while knowing what she really thinks of him. Naturally it didn’t go anywhere as it was a one-and-done ordeal, unsurprisingly mutually they both didn’t want to continue.

While we had a good laugh at my friends experience (he’s a good-natured guy), I think it’s important to note that what my friend had done took a lot of guts. He manned up and did the chivalrous thing. I know that for myself and for many others they would have simply text or called the girl back and just shut the date down on the spot. Girls like the one in the story are a dime a dozen, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken out girls who seem sweet and good-natured on the date. However after a little time spent with them, and a bit of snooping around – I discover that the girl in question has a bit of a reputation for not being the sweet thing they pose to be. My friend was just lucky enough that he caught a glimpse of her darker side from the get go and quickly distanced himself.