Demographics

February 7, 2007: Animal Crackers, Heroes and Haftorahs

Some important questions came up in the last Seven Second Delay regarding the listenership. It seems like there's some pretty valuable information about who listens to the show that's just not accessible. The show was over before that information could be collected, but isn't that what this blog is for? I'm not sure, actually. It might as well be this.

Everyone has to check in. Every listener. This is the big Seven Second Delay census push: this is the only time this will happen until I can't come up with another blog post idea and do this again.

1. If you are Jewish, are you prepared to recite part or all of your haftorah at a moment's notice?

2. If you are a woman, have you ever had a dream about being unable to find a bathroom?

Jewish women should answer both questions.

3. If you are male and not Jewish... I don't have a question for you. It didn't come up in the show. I still need you to check in though. Maybe you could tell us if you've ever had a dream in which you couldn't find a bathroom or whether you're prepared to recite your haftorah.

10 comments:

Duncan said...

As a non-Jewish male, I'll kick it off. I guess you can talk about speeches or dreams in general.

Actually, very recently I had two separate dreams about a girl I liked in high school being turned into a vampire. It was really unpleasant and sharing it has left me feeling very unsettled.

Aaron said...

As a Jewish male, I can recite the first paragraph of my Haftarah from memory and the whole thing with a text in front of me, ten years after my Bar Mitzvah. I can and have recited my entire Torah reading.

As a tone deaf human, I can induce wincing in non-tone deaf humans every time I do this.

Alex said...

I'm ethnically half-jewish (but nonpracticing in any religions at all) and male. The answer is no to both counts.

Anonymous said...

This was one of the best shows since August 23, 2006. I enjoyed even when listening to it as it aired (usually I need to listen to the archive of an episode for a few times until it grows on me).

And I want to give extra support to the idea of doing the brooklyn comedy club show in the future. Any concept that provides extra activity is good!

Robin said...

I can't believe other women have the dream about finding/not finding a bathroom, I have those dreams all the time! What the hey?

Fatty Jubbo said...

I am not jewish, I am not a female...but people usually think I'm both (really! not so much the latter anymore as I grow older and uglier)

Duncan said...

I'm tremendously disappointed in all but four of you.

John said...

Jewish male here. I can recite about half of my Torah portion from memory. And, btw, since Andy and Ken don't know the difference between the Torah and the Haftorah, they should probably be forced to give back all the savings bonds their relatives gave them.

Anonymous said...

I'm a non-Jewish male, but I have a recurring dream of being abandonded at Machu-Pichu by a tour group, banished to walk down an Andean mountain by the descendants of Incas, and forced to take a written pop quiz in the Spanish subjunctive tense before Peruvian Red Cross workers will rescue me. Does this make me an anti-Semite?

Anonymous said...

Robin it is quite a common dream (or dreaming that the bathroom you found is too disgusting to use). It means you need to use the bathroom so wake up!