Today is apparently the fourth day of Hanukkah. Wait. Maybe the fifth. It'll be the fifth at sundown. I think. See, in case you haven't figured it out by now, I'm not Jewish. I am aware of Hanukkah and it's practices (sort of), but I've never been one to pencil it in. Christmas? Pencilled all over the place.
The point is that today's post was to be in recognizance of Hanukkah. But I
scoured the news and there was not one single Hanukkah debacle to be found. No one unnecessarily freaking out over a menorah display. No one unnecessarily freaking out because someone wanted to wear a yarmulke. (That's pronounced, for some reason, as: ˈyä-mə-kə. And for those of you who didn't grow up reading words with upside-down e's in them, it's pronounced "YA-ma-kah". Do not go with "little hat". Trust me. That's wrong.
Don't ask me how I know, I just know. Wrong.) None of it. I was quite disappointed. Fortunately, there are still three or four nights of Hanukkah left, so there's plenty of time for fakeroversy (fake controversy).
And since my own knowledge of Hanukkah is limited, I turned to the only person that I could think of that can explain a little bit of this holiday in ways that I can understand. Um, actually, wait. It's not so much the explaining of the holiday that he does, as much as he promotes awareness about many famous people who you may or may not (probably not) have known were Jewish. The list is quite extensive. That man is Adam Sandler. That song is The Hanukkah Song.
Now, I tried to find the original episode of Saturday Night Live where Adam
first performed his song on Weekend Update. I thought it would be on YouTube. It wasn't. It's over there at NBC.com somewhere buried deep within their archives of "Things People Want To See But Will Never Be Able To Find". I did, however, find the clip over there at The Examiner in a piece written by a one Cindy Adams. I mention that because I have absolutely NO faith that the clip that I am embedding below is going to work or even show up (it's not showing up in my previews). And without the video, this is a really lame post. So if it doesn't show or doesn't work, please, click on the link above and watch it there.
Now, enough procrastinating about possible doom that may or may not occur. On with learning about who in Hollywood and the sports world is Jewish. And who isn't. It's all quite informative.