December 09, 2003

I was trying to think of a way to compare and contrast The Hebrew Hammer (sort of like if the younger, funny Mel Brooks had mated with every Blaxploitation flick ever made, and 30 years later their baby got a lot of laughs, both good-natured and sort-of-uneasy-natured, out of stereotypes about Jews, Christians, people with dark skin, and whatnot) with this Syrian-produced piece of miserable fucking blood libel, which depicts a group of Jews slitting a Christian boy's throat and using his blood in their matzoh recipe. But I'm too disgusted to even try. I'd read about this sort of anti-Semitic propaganda before, but I'd never actually seen it until about 10 minutes ago. You know what? I don't give a shit Why They Hate Us, okay? Go tell somebody else.

The Hebrew Hammer, on the other hand, is kind of great. Loses steam about halfway through, but by the end I had laughed out loud at least 8 times. (Hey, one for each day!) Even Andy Dick isn't entirely intolerable. Yes, it's that good.

Posted by Jim Treacher at December 9, 2003 10:04 PM