What I Read: Of Federer and Yiddish Jokes

roger_federer_2Two good links from me today. For those of you who are about to watch (or have watched) Roger’s Federer’s attempt at his first French Open, please read the late David Foster Wallace’s essay “Roger Federer as Religious Experience,” originally published in the late, great Play Magazine of the New York Times. One of the best sports essays of the ’00s that set up the Federer-Nadal 2008 Wimbledon showdown.

Also, was pointed this brilliant site, OldJewsTellingJokes.com. The skits are funny in a “Take my wife, please” way, and it’s actually a solid archive of a unique cultural history. Enjoy.


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