Off the Mark by Mark Parisi

Off the Mark

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  1. win

    win said, almost 2 years ago

    Nothing worse than a damp dreidel. Maybe she can spin dry.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    Time to spin…

  3. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, almost 2 years ago

    OKayyyy……gonna need help understanding this one…….

  4. afficionado

    afficionado said, almost 2 years ago

    ?

  5. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m sorry, it is pushing the bounds of double entendre… “dry and ready” – dreidel, mentioned by win, in the first posting. Saturday was the first candle of Chanukah, Jewish festival. It is traditional to spin a dreidel during the festivities…

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreidel

  6. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, almost 2 years ago

    “Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of clay…” The kids spin it to answer questions, kind of like those “fortune telling” folded papers we had in elementary school. Which have somewhat the same shape, now that I think about it…hmmm.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The joke though, is simple…
    The Womble quoted the chorus….
    but the verse says:

    “I have a little dreidel.
    I made it out of clay.

    And when it’s dry and ready, then dreidel I shall play. "


    He’s waiting to play!

  8. win

    win said, almost 2 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    huzzah!

  9. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, almost 2 years ago

    Thanks SusanSunshine! My neighbor is Jewish, so I guess I could have asked her tomorrow.

  10. Emmett Wayne

    Emmett Wayne said, almost 2 years ago

    I have not played with a dreidel since Junior High School. We had a couple of jewish boys in my class, and when we had our Christmas party, we had a Hannukah party to. They brought us little plastic dreidels. I kept mine until I left H.S.

    Thanks to SusanSunshine. I had not heard the poem before.

  11. abqjohn

    abqjohn said, almost 2 years ago

    Yes, thank you for the reminder on the verse itself (which I learned thanks to South Park)

  12. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 2 years ago

    @abqjohn

    And here I thought that nothing good ever came out of South Park.

  13. vegas scott

    vegas scott said, almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for the Chanukkah shoutout.

  14. Jeffrey Kaplan

    Jeffrey Kaplan said, almost 2 years ago

    @orinoco womble

    It’s not a fortune telling game, it’s a gambling game. Spin it. If the Nun comes up, nothing happens. If the Gimmel comes up, you pay the pot. If the Hey comes up, you take half the pot. If the Shin comes up, you take all of the pot, then everyone antes up.

    I learned it in the religious equivalent of grade school.

  15. D Smith

    D Smith GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Says Jim Smith If you do ethnic, please explain it !

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