Friday, February 24, 2006

A Real Shmendrik

Dry Bones cartoon - An Israeli Shmendrik
The Iranians revile us and taunt the memory of our millions slaughtered in the holocaust that they deny. And now that they mock us with an anti-Semitic cartoon competition, this Israeli Shmendrik (Yiddish for a "pitiful small-time loser, a jerk") feels left out and announces an anti-Semitic cartoon competition of his own for Jews to take part in, saying (as quoted by Haaretz, the Israeli daily):
"We'll show the world we can do the best, sharpest, most offensive Jew hating cartoons ever published! ...No Iranian will beat us on our home turf!"
The paper goes on to inform us that the Israeli's announcement:
"invited artists from all over the world to send in cartoons, illustrations and short comics that express hatred for Jews in the most outrageous way."

The Dry Bones Project is an NGO which issues an annual Shmendrik Award list. It's like the worst-dressed list or the worst movie (Razzies) awards.
The awards go to those Shmendriks who "seemingly unintentionally" aid the spread of anti-Semitism. The Awards are announced during the week of Purim (this year the week of March 12).

If you've got someone you want to nominate (other than this obvious Israeli candidate), hop over to the Dry Bones Project and tell us who you think deserves an award.

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