So um….why is Nick wearing a yamika? I’ve been confused about it since it showed up.
He’s an orthodox Jew. We only see it when he’s appearing in his human avatar. It might be kind of difficult for an Osprey to wear a yarmulke. ;-D
I seem to remember there was a mention somewhere that he has a yarmulke on his brain vat.
In his livejournal it was mentioned that he had a mezuzah installed in him. He also has a rabbi.
I’m pretty sure about the Jewish…not so sure about the Orthodox…
Well, we can rule out Reform, Reconstructionist, or most forms of Conservative from the whole “yarmulke outside of synagogue” and “mezuzah on every door to the point of having one on him, rather than just the main entryway of his place of residence” parts, so Modern Orthodox WOULD seem the most probable.
Hi, I’m a Conservative Jew who wears a kipa (“Yarmulke” is the Yiddish word) outside of the synagogue. So do several of my Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform friends. I also have a mezuzah on every door in my home (other than the bathroom, because you’re not supposed to put one on the bathroom). So does every single Jewish friend I have of every single denomination. Which is not to say that Nick isn’t Orthodox; just that you’re basing the conjecture on things that don’t accurately reflect denominational differences. I don’t think Nick has been provided with a canonical denomination, but his habits both before and after becoming a helicopter are certainly Ortho-prax. I hadn’t seen it asserted before that he wears a mezuzah on his door, but that raises all kinds of interesting questions. A mezuzah isn’t necessary on a vehicle, but is necessary on a residence. But Nick’s chassis isn’t his residence; he views it as his body. Most bodies, though, don’t have doors, so Nick is clearly doing some halakhic improvisation here…
You can be reform to the point of being a mere secular humanist who enjoys bagels and Hamantaschen, and still put up a mezuzah to show solidarity with the tribe.
Meir, thanks for clearing up the difference between a yarmulke and kipa, I didn’t know and I appreciate it. I also find it amusing that someone would take a four letter word and turn it in to eight.
Now I want to see an Osprey with a yarmulke!*
*would be far from the strangest thing here.
If his Osprey had nose art, you could paint one on….
How do you circumcise an Osprey?
Lol! Reminds me of when I used to work in rides at Six Flags years ago. Some of the rides had super-cheesy spiels you had to say.
I visited a privately managed WVa cavern on a rainy weekday, when I was the only one there. The host spoke and acted not one whit differently than you would have expected if I was a crowd of twenty people. She even gazed vaguely out into the crowd without making eye contact with anyone in particular.
Appropriate for the subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0cCRRFi1aA
Weird Al RULES!!
Thanks, BMunro. If someone else hadn’t gotten to it I would have had to.
Don’t you need an “E” ticket for the Jungle Cruise?
As they ‘swim’ (walk) across the river, they should be careful not to trip on the tracks
“Sorry for creating an enraged stegosaurus-hippo hybrid!”
I love Skin Horse.
Could be worse Nick, it could be playing “It’s a small world” on infinite loop. I’d maybe filk to that, but I’m not sure I can overcome the trauma of my little brother listening to it on loop.
It’s a world of cruel mediocrity
Where you can’t hope for more than what you see
Where your boss is a jerk
And you do mindless work
Life is hard and then you die!
Life is hard and then you die
Does no good to wonder why
Might as well just sit and cry
Life is hard and then you die.
These are not my lyrics. Sadly, I don’t recall who actually did write them, so I can’t give the author the credit they deserve.
Does a good job matching the mood when they first jumped in to this party of the VR
It also doesn’t scan. Third line of the chorus is two syllables too short.
“And folks, we’re now coming up on the eighth wonder of the world — the BACK SIDE OF WATER! Yes, it’s good old O2H.”
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