Despite the apocalyptic weather conditions, New York City schools were OPEN today (because we’re crazy), but just about everywhere else in the country, flights were canceled, highways were gridlocked, and kids enjoyed a national snow day–even in North Carolina, which has been pummeled by an ice storm named Pax.
Well, two school administrators, headmaster Michael Ulku-Steiner and director Lee Hark at Durham Academy in North Carolina, broke the the news to students with a hilarious cover of Vanilla Ice’s ’90s hit–yup, you guessed it–”Ice, Ice, Baby.”
Enjoy the video and for god’s sake, don’t go outside!
At this point, every child in America has danced to Ylvis’ “What Does the Fox Say?” You may have even seen the children’s book version in stores. I am not ashamed to admit that I know the lyrics by heart and have caught myself singing the interlude softly on many a morning commute:
Attention balabustas and other savers of food: There’s a good chance you’ve been making the whole “pulling out a sheet of aluminum foil from the box” way more difficult than need be. Thanks to this how-to video made by a fake scientist-looking guy who goes by “CrazyRussianHacker” on YouTube, our minds have been blown, our worlds changed.
Please watch the video and see for yourself. You’ll never wrap up those leftovers the same again.
It’s not every day you hear a good rap about the High Holy days, and especially one that has a sprinkling of swear words, but our friend Aly Viny–who runs the site Jap-Rap, makes that happen. Enjoy! And oh yeah–definitely NSFW.
Of note, the article from ABC does include a quote from Sam about the bar mitzvah ceremony itself, saying, “It’s really about the service, and it took two years to prepare for that. It’s a really big milestone in my life and it meant a lot to me, so I’m happy people are enjoying it.”
Hat tip to Jordana Horn for finding the video below which is by far the craziest bar mitzvah video I, and likely you, have ever, ever seen. I’ll skip the obvious jokes about everything being bigger in Texas and just let you watch and decide for yourself.
Fresh off the Oscars buzz, Shalom Sesame has a very special Passover video a la Les Misérables, named, of course, Les Matzarables! Join the characters as they search high and low for a very special piece of matzah, the afikomen. Bonus: these muppets may just have better voices than Russell Crowe. Enjoy!
Yesterday, we asked you to share with us any adorable videos of your kids at the seder, and some of you definitely delivered! Here are two videos that were sent into us by Kveller readers Liz and Amanda.
First, from Amanda, her 2-year-old daughter Sari singing Dayenu! She even gives us a special holiday greeting at the end:
Next up from Liz, here is her 6-year-old daughter Rita doing the Four Questions… in sign language! So amazing!
Roll out the red carpet underneath your computer chair because Kveller’s got some movies to premiere. We are pleased to present to you two spanking new videos that dig deep into the age old question: What exactly is a Jewish parent?
We hit up a casting call to see what would happen if an actor was told to play a part “Jewishly,” and the following videos are the result. So sit back, click play, and if you like what you see, help us spread the word!
So without further ado, here is “Getting Your Kids to Eat”