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Kevin Roderick reports:

Regarding this afternoon’s item on a shortage of matzoh for Passover, mileages vary:

"I noticed the shortage too! I live in a very Jewish neighborhood…..near Pico/Robertson…closer to Pico/Fairfax. At my "ghetto" Von’s, there’s usually a huge Passover display in the front of the store. This time, there was a small display with every kind of matzoh EXCEPT Manischevitz! I ended up with some delicious Israeli wheat matzoh for my kugel. I’m thinking of eating tortillas the rest of the week. They aren’t leavened, right?"

"i find the matzoh shortage blurb had to swallow. i checked with some observant jewish friends who said they nor others they know had any problems at all. and there was plenty on the shelves of the gelson’s i shop at."

"I am glad to know that we are not the only Jewish family in town that cannot find matzoh (or, as the manager of our local market put it, "Passover crackers".)

"Kevin, please protect my identity to save me from ridicule at ****** HQ….But…I can affirm the shortage of Matzoh…I went to TWO different grocery stores last night and could not find any matzoh. Both in the WeHo/Cedars-adjacent area….Pavillions at Santa Monica and Robertson, and Ralphs and Beverly and Doheny. The managers said there was none to be had."

"I got a chuckle out of your items on the ‘matzoh shortage’ in Los Feliz. As a former resident of that neighborhood I can state that while it’s a great place to live on many counts, it has none of the things a more than "semi-observant" Jew needs. I’ll be happy to supply directions to Fairfax, Pico-Robertson or my own shtetl of Valley Village, where you can’t turn around this time of year without tripping over a box of matzoh!"

"Aren’t there any Kosher tortillas? Aren’t they flour, water, and salt?"

"Hi Kevin, this isn’t the first year of shortages. I noticed it last year. So this year I purchased those multi-box packages as soon as they come out. Cause if you run out in the middle of the week, you’re up a Red Sea without a paddle. Thanks for all the coverage, kosher-for-passover or otherwise."

"U mite wanna add that the WSJ reported on shortage of kosher for passover margarine last week."

QuixoticLass:  I went to Catholic school for 9 years
Emma:  Really
QuixoticLass:  half my family is catholic
Emma:  You weren’t born Jewish?
QuixoticLass:  my mom is Jewish
Emma:  Oh right
Emma:  Did you like your school?
QuixoticLass:  but I was also baptized catholic, so I’m covered.
Emma:  Ah that makes sense
QuixoticLass:  I didn’t like my school because I was short and shy and had a boy haircut
QuixoticLass:  and no friends
Emma:  I know how that feels 🙂
QuixoticLass:  I was one of the poor kids
QuixoticLass:  at a rich school
Emma:  Aha
1GiantTesticle:  which school was that?
QuixoticLass:  they can all kiss my grits now
QuixoticLass:  St.Paul the Apostle in Los Angeles
1GiantTesticle:  Why did you go there? and not public schools?
QuixoticLass:  because my dad was louder than my mom
1GiantTesticle:  What does he now think of his decision?
QuixoticLass:  I don’t talk to him now as he lives in an alternate reality
1GiantTesticle:  And dear old Mom?
QuixoticLass:  mom is glad I survived catholic school to become a normal person
Emma:  What do you mean?
QuixoticLass:  you know, I feel a little uncomfortable talking to a giant testicle
poop:  i did a catholic school and look what came of me
QuixoticLass:  perhaps its my catholic school upbringing
1GiantTesticle:  What’s wrong with talking to me?
QuixoticLass:  usually I address testicles in pairs.
1GiantTesticle:  Don’t you view all men as essentially one giant testicle?
QuixoticLass:  I do not view all men as giant testicles. no. 
QuixoticLass:  then I’d be too afraid to rough house
Emma:  You’ll find my footprints in the sand
QuixoticLass:  Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy
QuixoticLass:  now it’s Pretty in Pink
Emma:  🙂
QuixoticLass:  what year were you born?
Emma:  Whats your favourtie colour?
Emma:  1989
QuixoticLass:  ha Pretty in Pink is from before that.  scary
Emma:  lol I know alot of the oldies
QuixoticLass:  I like jewel tones
QuixoticLass:  "oldies" oy.
Emma:  You know what I mean!
QuixoticLass:  not that I’m an "oldie but goodie"
Emma:  Indeedy
QuixoticLass:  wait, let me put my teeth back in so I can properly ream you for that

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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