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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Weekly Riddle 18

Ok folks it's time to strap on your thinking caps and take a gander at this week's riddle. It's worth 5 points.

To the German the toy of a child,
For the Jew an act of defiance in the wild.
To the Israeli a cultural traditionalism,
and to the American a generic consumerism.

What am I?

I'll throw out another 10 points for the 3rd, 5th, and 18th person to comment.

If you take a picture of yourself sticking out your tongue and touching your nose and post a link on this blog - I'll hand out 200 points.

Finally I'll give 50 points to anyone who can name every Polish city mentioned on this blog.

Planned Posts:
  • Living a Meta Life (aka the Foursquare post)
  • Why your iPod sucks (aka the best gadgets are the ones that have abstained from ubiquity) 
  • (If I ever get around to writing it) The BT post

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ChayAiz said...

the cross

Yossi said...

i'm guessing dreidle

Altie said...


shira said...


Leora said...

I'll say spinning top - because what does dreidel mean to an American? I posted dreidels, as did G6, and many non-Jews had never seen or heard of a dreidel.

Anonymous said...


e said...

Gadgets don't abstain from ubiquity.

Anonymous said...

ubiquity, shudipity!
It's the darn Menorah in the pic!!!

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

comeon it's a dreidl. YOu made it too easy.

e said...

How is a dreidel a german child's toy? Does a dreidel represent generic consumerism to an american?

Mottel said...

The answer is indeed Dreidel!
It came from a German children's game (go google it). It represents the secret torah learning of the Maccabees in the wild. It is a cultural symbol to Israelis, like the whole of Judaism. And in American it has become a Generic symbol of the winter holiday season^tm!