Wednesday, May 11, 2005


El presidente y su esposa. Posted by Hello

17 Comments:

Anonymous Fartscroll said...

recount!

9:58 AM  
Blogger TheYoungerSister said...

Willworkforfood, I know your Spanish may only be at an elementary level, but some of us (maybe only me?) don't know Spanish and can't fully appreciate your wit and humor. So please, at the very least, include a translation!

1:07 AM  
Blogger Ettie said...

Mazel Tov from Leah

2:12 AM  
Blogger etaham PUNK! said...

two things:
--no recount. ever.
--shmulik should have borrow one of those cars with the huge speakers like the locals use to campaign. woulda been cool (and funny, especially if the car was spewing vote shmulik in spanish).

10:07 AM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

I think this pic should go up on onlysimchas...all you girls can put in your favorite seminary-style "I CAN"T BELIEVE IT!!! MAY YOU BUILD A BNB!!!OMGOMGOMGOMOGOMG YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY" signature statements. I can't stress this enough: the caps-lock key is on the left side of the keyboard, just press it once and... abacadabra it's lower case again. Sheesh.

8:36 PM  
Blogger DianaNOW said...

Tabak, you're just jealous that you are not as talented as us seminary girls -- and even if you think you can compete with our uppercase letters -- don't try because we WILL just be all that much better than you.

12:59 AM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Diana, if THAT falls under the category of what you call 'talent', then if and when YU/SCW has a talent show, for the mental haleness and psychological wellbeing of the student body, I plead with you not to involve yourself. If you attempt to do so, I will have a restraining order signed by Shmulik and carried out by YU fellows that are bigger than you.

12:46 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

Tabak- the illegal's of LA have obviously taught you well.

There can be no recount. That presupposes an original count. Shmulik's victory was a foregone conclusion. I would venture to say that they never bothered counting the votes in the first place.

Who's is Leah? And why can't she comment on her own? Is it Ettie's alter ego? Or just a mix-up with Onlysimchas?

As far as the spat over appropriate postings for onlysimchas, see my new treatise at my personal blog. My word is final on the matter. I mean, we all love Sternies, but we have to have our limits.

-The Spouse

6:14 PM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Actually I don't think your word is final. Although I can't say I've personally been in this position yet, I honestly don't think the couple is pressured into inviting people who write "I can't wait to dance at your wedding". Anyways, I would still posit that most people who write that when posting, either:
1. know they'll be invited because they're extremely close friends, 2. or are so self-centered that they shouldn't be invited to the wedding.
If anyone has some real-life empirical evidence that gainsays my assumptions, I'm sure you'll let me know.

If I had to guess I would say Leah=Benjy and she was just sitting next to Ettie when she was reading the post. If I'm wrong see above. If I'm right, Josh, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to to locate a kosher grapefruit-flavored candy, discover the location of my secret underground lair, find me inside, and give me the candy. If you choose not to accept there's not much I can do. But I've been dying to get my hands on a kosher grapefruit-flavored candy.

9:28 PM  
Blogger TheYoungerSister said...

Hey y'know Tabak, I think that Luden's got a version of their "sore throat lozenges" (aka candy)in grapefruit flavor. Check that out.

9:28 AM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Muchissimo gracias; voy a investigar con la precaucion extrema.
Translation:
Mother scissors went to store pond.

If this information proves true then you will be handsomely rewarded; in what currency and denomination is as of yet unclear.
If all I find is that wretched menthol lyptus flavor, then you better watch your back Jack.

3:55 PM  
Blogger theFAVORITE said...

Clarification - although it is quite possible that Leah = Benjy, this mystery person (or people) is NOT yours-truly due to the following reasons:

I do not now, nor did I ever wish Shmulik and Josh a Mazel Tov. Well wishes have no place here on this blog.

The correct spelling of my name is as follows:
Léa [unrevealed middle stuff] Benguigui.

Note that the first name is spelled with no “h”, but has an exciting little accent mark above the “e” (the English language in its blandness contains no such accent marks and so I am often mistakenly called “Lee” or “Lee-ah” - which most certainly does not correspond to either of my namesakes - our revered matriarch of the Bible and our heroic Princess of Star Wars).

Also note that the name Bengy is a derivation of the last name "Benguigui" and thus appropriately contains the letter "g." Benjy, on the other hand is a boy’s name.

Disclaimer - It is possible that willworkforfood knows someone named "Leah Benjuijui" and this clarification hence becomes unnecessary.

9:30 AM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Excuse-a-mwah, I was just spelling it phonetically; everyone seems to pronounce it Ben-jee. And if it’s supposed to be Bengy, why do people say Ben-jee, shouldn’t it be Ben-gee (Bĕn’gē)? Your name is Benguigui, not Benjuijui as you aptly pointed out.

And I’m sorry to burst your bubble of namesake joy, but I believe that under Article LXII Paragraph 2c of the Official Code of Transliteration it clearly states that any Hebrew word that ends with a ה receives an h at the end of word. Therefore, you, Léa, are not named after the matriarch whose name in English reads Leah. In addition, you are not Princess Leia of Star Wars. But don’t worry, be happy; revel in your uniqueness.

11:42 AM  
Blogger TheYoungerSister said...

Yup Tabak, here it is--

http://hocks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=HOP&Product_Code=3034519

Enjoy! Now where's my reward?

1:25 PM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

See Diana for your payment.
Good work, Inspector.

1:45 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

Wow what are the odds that TheYoungerSister would be the one to buzz in first? And who would make grapefruit flavored candy? And do cough drops really count as candy? And why is there a website called Hock.com that sells it?

For the record, both Mentos and Zours make grapefruit flavored treats.

7:16 PM  
Blogger theFAVORITE said...

I meant to respond sooner, but finals got in the way. So here it goes now…

Willworkforfood - I admit to be unfamiliar with Article LXII Paragraph 2c of the Official Code of Transliteration (in fact, I am ignorant of all articles, paragraphs and, I daresay, the entire code itself!), but I would like to point out that my first name is transliterated from Hebrew to PORTUGUESE - hence the accent mark over the "e." Perhaps you should invest in purchasing a copy of the Código Official de Transliteração.

Also, as a fluent speaker of this language, I have over time picked up on a subtle characteristic - there are no rules - spelling appears to have developed completely arbitrarily. In fact, if I wanted to spell my made-up nickname with a silent “m” or “p” - I would be doing nothing out of the ordinary.

As to the spelling of Princess Leia, you are correct (I know you like hearing that) - her name is indeed spelled with an “i.” The reason she came to mind in connection to my name is because I have often been asked if my parents were die-hard Star Wars fans (hence the namesake joke). I also happen to find it fascinating that Leia and I have so much in common - both of us being royalty and all.

11:17 PM  

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