what i wrote while not eating cream puffs at the WI State Fair

by marjorieingall on August 13, 2015

ExtraHere’s a piece on where teenagers get their news and how to raised a politically informed kid. (Now with less Jon Stewart.)

Here’s one about a horrid romance novel between a Jew and a Nazi. (Let it be known that I beat every media outlet to this story except Flavorwire, and that was only because my editor wanted me to add the Summer of My German Soldier reference, which slowed me down. Not that I’m competitive.) Here is one about menstruation-tastic apps for Orthodox Jewish women to track when they’re pure and impure, and thus able to have contact with their husbands.

And on SorryWatch, two literary apologies! One from a bookstore owner who gave refunds to customers who pre-ordered the “new” Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman, and one from the author of the offensive Jew-Nazi romance novel.

And finally, here is a study by my grandfather, published  in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1930, about Jewish women getting tapeworms from tasting raw gefilte fish.

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tanita August 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm

HOW. MUCH. do I love that uterine skirt????
A whole heckuva lot, chickie.

And hey – the ladies could’ve been getting tapworm from PORK (okay, not really, obviously) like my Dad did when he was a kid. UGH. Just… ugh (says the lifelong vegetarian who is squeamish even about worms in apples).

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