Sunday, December 31, 2006

A Little Joy, A Little Oy

I love my desk calendar. But today is its last day. The final day for A Little Joy, A Little Oy. The desk calendar made its debut two years ago on the copy desk of my college newspaper, the Daily Nebraskan. People loved it. It was all the range. How quirky and Jewish! Anyhow, I bought another for 2006, but not for 2007. I can't keep up with desk calendars. But I thought I would share today's quip:
It Takes More Than Chopped Liver
Jews have marched on -- and survived -- for millennia with a little help from their brains, not to mention their humor:
A new flood was predicted and nothing could prevent it. In three days, the waters would wipe out the world. The Dalai Lama appeared on worldwide media and pleaded with humanity to follow Buddhist teachings to find nirvana in the wake of the disaster. The pope issued a similar message, saying, "It is still not too late to accept Jesus as your Savior." The chief rabbi of Jerusalem took a slightly different approach: "My people," he said, " we have three days to learn how to live under water."
Amen to that. I wish you all a happy 2007 and a continued pleasant 5767!