Saturday, May 03, 2008
Theres something about Bugs Bunny in Hebrew thats just funny. I know I should be offended that a cartoon rabbit is out smarting a sacred Islamic figure, but I'm sorry. I bet even Bin Laden laughs when nobodys watching. What a trip, surly Arab cab drivers, fascist security guards, and that was just in Atlanta. El-Al is great. 100% American built jets (not the commie-Euro Airbus crap that most American airlines use) armed undercover agents on every flight, never had any jets end up in the side of tall buildings. The security helps keep out the riff-raff, it didn't feel quite as much like a Greyhound bus as your typical Delta flight.
Thats supposed to be Jesus's tomb. Not quite the tourist trap I thought it'd be. Did pass on the "Jesus Slept Here" T- shirt though. Its not everywhere you can bump into 2 young ladies carrying M-16s in the hotel lobby. My kind of breakfast, Marlboro lights, and a Diet Coke.
Wife was busy getting emergency manicure. Koreans have even taken over the Nail Salon business in Israel. Don't let their cuteness fool you, each one of these young ladies will rip your heart out if you try any terrorist stuff. Thats the Wailing Wall on the right. On my list of favorite walls, I'd rate it in between the Berlin Wall and Fenways Green Monster. During Gross Anatomy the faculty used to post the test answers on a wall outside the lab, along with a sheet to challenge any disputed questions. We all called it the "Wailing Wall" . The pic on the upper right is "Minerva", a lesbian Jazz club, my wifes idea to go, honest.
Observations from Week 1..Larry King style...I was the only male wearing a tie on the Atlanta-JFK flight, whatever happened to dressing up? Gas is really expensive here, but I'm surprised the Arabs sell them any at all. Trying to teach the wife to drive a stick shift on the rental car, with the inevitable stalls at busy intersections we're getting cursed out in 3 languages. I don't know whats stranger, an old orthodox jewish man wearing a Red Sox cap, or the Soccer Moms toting Uzis...You can't beat Sals in the Bronx for a great corned beef sandwich...
Posted by Frank Drackman at Saturday, May 03, 2008