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Now That’s Funnye

16 Sep

As it turns out, Barack Obama is related to a rabbi (through marriage). Rabbi Capers C. Funnye Jr., who is Michelle Obama’s first cousin once removed, leads a mostly black Jewish congregation on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Her paternal grandfather is the brother of Funnye’s mother. According to this AP story, the Obamas have never attended services at Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in the city’s Marquette Park neighborhood, where Funnye (pronounced fuh-NAY) presides, but the Rabbi and Michelle have become closer over the past decade. Funnye attended the African Methodist Episcopal Church growing up, then explored a number of other religions before converting, the story reports. You can read the rest right here.

What a Stupid Thing to Say

16 Sep

Alright, so either my blog is sort of powerful in a reverse-jinx sort of way, or maybe I’m just a moron. On July 31, after yet another disappointing game, I suggested that it may be time to declare the Red Sox season over. Well, today is September 16 and the Sox have woken up back in first place after beating the Rays last night — and pretty easily, too. So color me stupid. I never fully gave up on the team, but a month and a half ago it really wasn’t looking too good. I’m happy to take my lashes for being wrong on this one. The Sox have gotten hot at exactly the right time this season. Go Sox!