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95.01/ Week ninety-five, May 7-13, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 94 below.
95.02/ Them: "What will I tell my kids?!"

Me: "Talk to them, teach them, it's part of the role of parent. I do it all the time."

My kids: "Yes! He does! Please make him stop!"

Me, distributing handouts: "OK, on page 3, we have fieldnotes I took in '95..."

Kids: "Nooooo!"
95.03/ Hey, I think I got the @HowieRose trivia question for the first time today (Q: which Rolling Stones song mentions the Kentucky Derby. A: "Dead Flowers"). But I refuse to believe this is one of Howie's favorite songs. It's purposefully terrible, man. It's just awful.
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94.01/ Week ninety-four, April 30-May 6, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 93 below.
94.02/ Health update: still no symptoms from my bout with COVID except for general irritability but it's impossible to know if it's different from my normal state. Isolation is lonely (big, if true) but my overall emotion is fear of making someone else sick. Dread is the worst.
94.03/ I see the #Mets won (this is a fun season so far, especially since I'm not the one getting hit by fastballs in the head) and the #NYR won and are ready for the playoffs. Best of all is post-#NFLDraft Sat. night when I get to see all the gifts my team gave me as a fan. #LGM
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Ofc I have no idea if stocks will be up 5% next month or down 5% next month,

and ofc rising interest rates and high commodity prices are not a drag on the economy and sentiment,

but the 'real' economy and the new and growing parts of the economy - all that stuff is great.
There are many really good companies whose stocks are selling at very reasonable prices, and I think it's a good idea to be buying.

Lots of recent bad ideas (dumb start-ups, story stocks, SPACs) etc. are getting woodshedded, and there are real losses of financial capital there.
But you know what happens when a bad business goes under and people lose financial capital? There's a huge unlocking of human capital and physical capital. Everyone who worked on those bad ideas was spinning their wheels, wasting time or worse. Just the act of moving over -
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93.01/ Week ninety-three, April 23-29, 2022, thread begins here. #ShavuahTov & Isru Chag Sameach

Week 92 below.
93.02/ Happy chametz-fressing for all who celebrate. Personally, I need to wait until 11pm for reasons passing all understanding. A box of donuts
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92.01/ Week ninety-two, April 16-22 (17-21), 2022, thread begins here. #MoadimLiSimcha Happy #Passover #CholHaMoedLife

Week 91 below.
92.02/ This has been one of the busiest #CholHaMoed periods I've had in years. Many things are opening up again while I recognize the window may be closing again so we're doing errands (like getting drivers licenses, passports etc). I'm actually looking forward to yuntif to rest!
92.03/ This is very nice! #Disability accommodations are always a good thing. #LGM

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91.01/ Week ninety-one, April 9-15, 2022, thread begins here. (Third attempt)

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91.02/ This is awful, tragic news to read right after Shabbas. How horrible. My deep condolences to the Haskins family.
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90.01/ Week ninety, April 2-8, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 89 below.
90.02/ Was not a fan of "Is it COVID or is it allergies or is it a cold" season the first two times and I can honestly say the third time is definitely not the charm.
90.03/ This is a really great thread, esp. re: translating vernacular thoughts into corporate-speak.

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89.01/ Week eighty-nine, March 26-April 1, 2022, thread begins here.

Week eighty-eight below.
89.02/ #NachasAlert: my son has a piece (pgs. 2-3) in his high school's Torah journal. The final draft was 3 pages long so this published version was cut down significantly. (Now I get to teach him the academic trick of publishing 'chapters' as articles).
parshasheets.com/newsletter/bko…
89.03/ This is such a good video, it can be played on an endless loop and it brings a big smile to my face whenever I see it. It's fine while silent but the sound makes it a masterpiece
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088.01/ Week eighty-eight, March 19-25, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 87 below.

I'm making the week number three digits because it's getting close to 100 and I want to avoid the double eight weirdness
088.02/ Happy Able To Use The Word Vernal For Once day! #VernalEquinox
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_equ…
088.03/ Sadly, I needed to miss my favorite book sale of all time, the Bryn-Mawr "A Gym Filled With Used Books That You Can Purchase By The Box For A Set Price I Am Not Kidding" Wellsley Book Sale because it was on Purim and Shabbos. Shazbot. Next year?
bmandwbooks.com/the-annual-sal…
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87.01/ Week eighty-seven, March 12-18, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 86 below.

Thank God #UkraineStillStands
87.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight suspended tonight because - with the mask mandate lifted and no community spread - I'm back to having social functions that I must attend. #SlawCup
87.03/

Me: "How can I get everything done? There are only 24 hours in a day!"

Daylight Saving Time: "LOL, no"
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86.01/ Week eighty-six, March 5-11, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 85 below.

Thank God #Ukraine still stands.
86.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. Tonight, we started the 2009 Star Trek remake (the lens flare film). This was a requested film and I prepared them accordingly (story soon)
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.…
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85.01/ Week eighty-five, February 26-March 4, 2022 thread begins here.

Week 84 below.

Praying for the people of Ukraine.

#StandWithUkraine
85.03/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. Tonight "Galaxy Quest." By Grabthar's Hammer, what a movie.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Qu…
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84.01/ Week eighty-four, February 19-25, 2022 thread begins here.

Week 83 below.
84.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight put off a night because of social obligations. Monday is a legal holiday so we will hopefully have movie night tomorrow night.
84.03/ Couldn't be happier, or prouder, as a #Steelers fan to see they hired Brian Flores to be a senior coach. The team gets top notch talent and they take an anti-racist stand. And, as seen below, it earns respect from players:

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83.01/ Week eighty-three, February 12-18, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 82 below.
83.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. Tonight, Police Squad! In color! @policeincolor

Specifically, 3 of the 6 episodes, my favorites:
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Substan…
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Butle…
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvou…
[Video below is part of the show intro, that of Alan North]
83.03/ For #PurimKatan I've introduced a new custom: I give out mini ("fun size") candy bars for half-mishloach manot. This year I tested it out with my kids and wouldn't you know it, they approved. Next year, the world!
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82.01/ Week eighty-two, February 5-11, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 81 below.
82.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues, an all-timer, a cornerstone of the nerd canon, one of the greatest cultural touchstones of comedy, "Monty Python's Holy Grail"
82.03/ OLP links for #Terumah (sorry it's late; technical difficulties):
5779 Sally Mayer blogs.timesofisrael.com/always-there/
5780 Tikva Blaukopf blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-tabernacle…
5781 Peta Jones Pellach blogs.timesofisrael.com/god-is-so-emot…
5782 (none; so here's JOFA's) Amy Newman blogs.timesofisrael.com/imaging-a-diff…
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81.01/ Week eighty-one, January 29-February 4, 2022, thread here.

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81.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. Another all-time favorite: "Big Trouble in Little China"
81.03/ For #CINvsKC, naturally I would like the Bengals to lose and - if it's not too much to ask - by more than 21 so the Steelers playoff loss doesn't look quite as terrible as it did (at least on paper)
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80.01/ Week eighty, January 22-28, 2022, thread here.

Week 79 below.
80.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. This week: "Apollo 13" - a family custom when someone is recovering from having wisdom teeth taken out. And it's pretty great.
80.03/ The #NYR won 7-3, scoring 5 unanswered, and that score is larger than the current 49ers-Packers game. Sports can be weird.
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79.01/ Week seventy-nine, January 15-21, 2022, thread here.

Week 78 below.
79.02/ Every erev-Shabbas I say 'stay safe' and while that's generally about the pandemic, for my fellow Jews it's also about the onslaught of antisemitism that assaults us since the dominance of unchecked hate on social media which led to the rise of Trump (ym'sh) and others.
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78.01/ Week seventy-eight, January 8-14, 2022, thread here.

Week 77 below.
78.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight, John Woo's "Paycheck"
Why? (1) Underrated sci-fi action mystery, (2) we saw Mission:Impossible 2 wks ago and it's sequel is by Jon Woo... but it's terrible while this movie is great and almost the same genre
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paycheck_…
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77.01/ Week seventy-seven, Jan. 1-7, 2022, thread here.

Week 76 below.
77.02/ #HappyNewYear everyone. We're having a socially distanced party, just the nuclear family, at home. Happy to survive a year of the pandemic.
77.03/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. Saved my favorite movie for a party night:

Jake and Elwood... The Blues Brothers.
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blues…
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#NewYears is on Shabbos - aka, as Jews we have rich traditions on how to celebrate at home.

One of the most beautiful parts of Jewish year-cycle rituals and celebrations, is the "do at home" parts.

This year, let's #StayHome and put it to use celebrating New Year's as well 🎉
Some traditions to put to use:

- if you can, prepare foods that "set the mood" for you. Whether historically traditional, or just traditional for you.

- set the table. Traditionally on Shabbat that means a white tablecloth, candles, etc. Use what sets the table for you.
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- structure the meal. If that helps (it does me) start the meal with some reflections or song (religious, spiritual, or secular). And wrap up with something similar.

- dress up! My favorite part of every Shabbos. Wherever I am, the power of dressing up can't be overstated.

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76.01/ Week seventy-six, Dec. 25-31, 2021, thread here.

Week 75 below
76.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. This week: "Mission: Impossible"
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission:_…
76.03/ Bait and switch alert: Optimum in NJ said we'd be getting #BUFvNE instead of the - let's be honest, but fair - putrid matchup of Jaguars-Jets. Nope. We're stuck with the worst game of the year. Do even Jets fans want to watch this?
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75.01/ Week seventy-five, Dec. 18-24, 2021, thread here.

Week 74 below.
75.02/ Over Shabbos I read my family the #JortsTheCat story & much fun was had by all. I uploaded a PDF of the story with OCR text from images I found on twitter. The pure pics are (1) images of the cats & (2) a "I can't believe it's not Jorts" joke.
drive.google.com/file/d/15FziVO…
75.03/ Had one of those theodicy-inducing funerals this morning. My neighbor, Sari Shalmon zt'l, passed away too young. Her life was dedicated to acts of kindness, teaching Torah and teaching science, and selfless giving. Very sad, hard loss. .ת.נ.צ.ב.ה rpry.org/about/people/1…
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74.01/ Week seventy-four, Dec. 11-17, 2021, thread here.

Week 73 below.
74.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. This week: Sneakers (1992) with Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Akroyd, really an amazing cast. Underrated film.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneakers_…
74.03/ I can see having more than one of these surrounding me in my library if I lived in days of yore.

(reposting the pic to ensure alt-text)
A wooden device, similar to...
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