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‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’ — What’s Not to Like?

Posted on 07/29/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentIn celebration of the 500th performance of the Off-Broadway hit Old Jews Telling Jokes, we grabbed a few minutes with cocreator Daniel Okrent. Okrent, 65, is a journalist with a long career, including a stint as the New York Times’ first “public editor,” or ombudsman. He’s recently written a book about the history of Prohibition. And he’s also a self-described “old Jew” who loves telling funny stories. About five years ago, several friends emailed him about a website called “Old Jews …

Soupy Sales, James Cagney, Johnny Carson, Excedrin Headaches, and More: Random Audio From the Movies for Grownups Radio Archives

Posted on 02/16/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentSo, I’ve been doing this Movies for Grownups radio show for eight years, and every week I prowl the web looking for audio clips that’ll make it sound, you know, interesting. The thing is, I never, ever throw any of this stuff out. So now I have hours and hours of the most random sound samples you can imagine. Last week here at the office they changed out my computer, and for some reason that forced to the front of …