Images of the frog, variously portrayed with a Hitler-like moustache, wearing a yarmulke or a Klan hood, have proliferated in recent weeks in hateful messages aimed at Jewish and other users on Twitter.
Hundred of rockets are launched from Gaza and aimed at the cities of Israel from Sderot to Tel Aviv, and what do they Israelis do? Laugh about it, obviously.
Like most Jews, humor seems to be the best medicine to the surreal situation, especially when the rocket threat has finally made it to the Tel Aviv on its bloggers and Internet geeks.
Here are some of the best Internet reactions to operation “Pillar of Defense”
The recent round of violence took a huge turn when Israel assassinated Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas’ “Chief of Staff.”
If he had a Facebook, this is how it would look like: More ▸
Say what you want about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the man is a self-made Internet sensation.
Whether it’s comments about ducks, holiday greetings with cats and parrots, dark Time Magazine covers or epic photobombing, Bibi can generate serious Internet buzz. Today the world was looking to see what Netanyahu would present at his speech at the annual United Nations General Assembly, and boy, he did not disappoint.
When talking about Iran and the famous “red line,” or point of no return, Bibi took a sketch of an ACME bomb and actually drew a red line. That was enough to make the Israeli meme nation very happy and very busy.
Here are the results, starting with some Looney Tunes and Wile E. Coyote references: More ▸
The puns!!! More ▸
The “If You Watch the movie X Backwards, It’s About Y” has been around for a while, but thanks to a recent post by Uproxx, we find out this horrific revelation: We should all be thankful, I guess… More ▸
The internet world has created many anonymous stars, people whose names we don’t know but whose faces are now easy to recognize. We’re talking about captioned memes — mostly made famous by LOLcats, the cute photos of cats with on-purpose typos are the flag bearers of the phenomenon. But the internet has evolved from kittens to everyday humans to… rabbis. And a good guy rabbi at that — so tolerant, liberal and nice. Not like those tens of thousands of haredim rallying at New York’s Citi Field against the internet.
(Update: apparently the person in the picture is Yisrael Campbell, a comedian who converted to Judaism.)
So what can we say about “Good Guy Rabbi”?
1. He keeps the holiday season cheerful for everyone More ▸
Shimon Peres posted a photo to his Instagram from the Israeli Presidential Conference, which comcluded today. His noticeable (and adorable, IMO) smile reminded me of a smiling cat meme, so I decided to merge the two: More ▸
That’s right, some of them may hate the Internet, but a recent Facebook post by the “Being Liberal” group uses a haredi orthodox meme in a positive light, to criticize the lack of “respect in the beliefs of others” other groups have. The photo has been spreading up like wildfire with almost 9500 likes and 3500… More ▸
Don’t ask us why, but a song called “Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf” by Rob Cantor has been the latest Tumblr hit. Is it possible that this song is so dang catchy? Watch a music video for the song here, and download it here. More ▸
By Jewz Newton
Joseph Gordon Levitt, the key holder to my locked heart, poster boy of my adolescent bedroom, and father of my digitally altered “what would YOUR children look like?” pictures, is a funny man. So funny, in fact, that the Gregory Brothers (of Songify the News fame) gave him a guest appearance in one of their… More ▸