Gay And Jewish, Black And Jewish
07/25/2011 - 14:41

Yes, two weeks may be an all-time no-blogging record.

That’s what happens when I go on vacation and avoid announcing it online, for fear of attracting burglars. (Who would no doubt be dismayed by the distinct lack of loot, unless they were on a quest for American Girl Dolls, Build-A-Bears and an outdated television.)

Thankfully, Joe, the girls and I experienced the worst of the heat wave from a rented cottage in Maine. Which was hot, but nothing like our air-conditioner-free Queens apartment. (Another deterrent to burglars.) Plus, we had a lake to cool ourselves in.

Although I missed the big interfaith same-sex wedding on Long Island (apparently only one of many such ceremonies claiming to be New York’s first), you can learn more about it on’s blog — which I’m hoping will soon feature a follow-up account.

While catching up on all I’ve missed from the blogosphere, I happened upon this entertaining parody video: “Black and Jewish.” (I can't figure out how to embed it here.) Since I am generally completely oblivious to everything in the worlds of popular (especially hip-hop) music and sports, I was, of course, unfamiliar with “Black and Yellow,” the video it was parodying. But YouTube has brought me up to speed, and I was pleased to see the original video features footage from my hometown of Pittsburgh.

Yes, “Black and Jewish” — about a woman with a Jewish mom and black dad — relies almost exclusively on easy stereotypes. But it’s funny anyway. I wish they had stuck to the Pittsburgh theme, however, and shot it in the very Jewish Squirrel Hill (or the once-Jewish-now-black Hill District), rather than Los Angeles.

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