Saturday, January 3, 2009

The hat (pics and all)

After much clamoring and gnashing of teeth it's finally time for the TRS Old Hat Post! Here's picture number 1!

And picture number 2!

And picture number 3!

And picture number 4!

Oh the joy!

You like? This hat was purchased a week after my Bar Mitzvah at Bencraft Hatters in Boro Park. That was in February 2000. It's now January 2009. This hat has seen me through a lot. And that's why I'm not giving it up without a fight.
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Meanwhile, in other news, I was quite disappointed by the Kehos sale. Fine, you make a whole confusing system so that everyone is paying a lot more than in previous years. I understand, it's a bad economy. But to have come out with exactly one book I want in the last seven months?
What is wrong with these people? All I ask for is the opportunity to spend money, and this is how they treat me?

95 comments:

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
The first two pics look like your neck is in a very painful position...

The Real Shliach said...

It only lasted for a moment...

Nemo said...

It's not the economy, it's just that like any good Zionists, they're supporting the war initiative.

The Real Shliach said...

I have to suffer because the entity is killing innocents? I'm joining Neturei Karta.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
TRS, that's not even funny.

The Real Shliach said...

You wouldn't like me in real life, eh?

Cheerio said...

farbrengen, at first i thought that position was in order to protect trs' identity, but then he gave a fairly clear shot of his face, so i guess not.

hmmm.... as for the hat itself...
little dusty, little crumpled, little little...
classic Chabad hat! we should put it in a museum... ;)

The Real Shliach said...

I can't wear it anymore?

Cheerio said...

well, i mean, if it's a museum... maybe on special occasions.

The Real Shliach said...

My head's a museum?

Cheerio said...

hey, you said it, not me!

The Real Shliach said...

Is there a way to twist this so I come out looking good...?

Cheerio said...

i'd make the effort if i were you... you never know who's reading this!

LE7 said...

Nice.






Nice.

LE7 said...

Also, very artsy.

Like I always say, you can take a picture of anything at a funny angle and call it artsy.

The Real Shliach said...

Cheerio: Let's just say that I misunderstood your comment.

LE7: Funny? It's artsy!

Cheerio said...

kudos on the face-save.

The Real Shliach said...

That's just the type of guy I am.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Oh no, i think I would find you fasinating. I wouldn't read your blog otherwise.

The Real Shliach said...

Not with that type of response to a benign comment.

Cheerio said...

farbrengen - it would be incredibly entertaining to meet him in person, wouldn't it? or not meet him, but have the chance to surreptitiously observe him, in a tznua manner? nah, that's too much like stalking... maybe Endof should host a blogger convention, and then she can chaperone... ;)

The Real Shliach said...

Yes, I'm sure that would be fun, at least until the tznius police came and stoned us.

Cheerio said...

it'd be fun to get stoned ;)

Cheerio said...

we could have a group blog about it.

LE7 said...

I would be down with that. But I would ruin my sterling reputation.

The Real Shliach said...

Cheerio: I didn't mean with alcohol.

And yes, we could.

LE7: Mine too.

LE7 said...

Stoned isn't with alcohol! You become stoned with Mary Jane!

The Real Shliach said...

Sorry, my bad.

Cheerio said...

dude - proper terminology is important. you get stoned when you use drugs. you get drunk/trashed/smashed etc etc when you drink alcohol.
LE7 and TRS - HA!

The Real Shliach said...

What can I do, I'm a pure and innocent bochur.

Ha! what?

Cheerio said...

Reputations Ha!

The Real Shliach said...

You laugh, but on the inside I'm crying...

The Real Shliach said...

As if ;)

LE7 said...

My reputation hurts from that "ha!"

Cheerio said...

maybe i was laughing at the idea that you guys are even important enough to have a reputation!
i mean, if i walked up to some dude in CH and said "hey, TRS is (insert name here)! And he talks to girls on the internet and pondered attending a coed blogging convention!", would he care?
(well, then again...)

The Real Shliach said...

Everyone has a reputation. How do you think shadchanim work exactly?

Cheerio said...

what shadchanim find doesn't count. because you really think people tell them the truth?

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Neturi Karta are so demented, that I can't even begin to imagine them in a joke. They're beyond humor and parody.
They're sick.

In any case, I still think i would find you fascinating in person. In person, I'm worlds apart from my online self...

The Real Shliach said...

Cheerio: A simple internet search will do more than any shadchan.

Fab Gal: I make jokes out of everything.
Yeah, I suppose I am a fascinating kind of guy, eh?

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Yes.

The Real Shliach said...

So...um...yeah...enough of this.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
You like attention but you can't handle a compliment.
Weird.

The Real Shliach said...

I love attention and compliments. But when the latter are coming from girls, I start getting scared.

Cheerio said...

farbrengen - you are awesome!

The Real Shliach said...

What am I, chopped liver?

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
I'm sorry that I can't call you a fasinating person without you getting weirded out.

I say so without any intention of finding you fasinating as a husband. It's such an un-Shayich thought...

I find you fasinating as stam another human being who is a very interesting personality. That's it.

It's a no-strings-attached compliment.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Ashira, why am i awesome???

The Real Shliach said...

In that case, I accept it gracefully.
Thank you.

The Real Shliach said...

Anyone who thinks I'm awesome must be awesome themselves, no?

Cheerio said...

farbrengen, you're awesome because you managed to scare TRS, something i didn't think was possible, by your sincerity.

The Real Shliach said...

Sincerity? Naivete is more like it.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
So, can we keep our blogging comments free of any marriage/relationship insinuations? It really makes things so messy and pointless. It it's funny l'mailah, but if it's just baseless...?

But, when did i call you awesome? I said a fascinating human being, where does awesome come into that???

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
TRS, it wasn't naivite...
It was honesty that you took to a complete different insinuation....

The Real Shliach said...

If only...trust me, your mashpia wants you off the internet for a good reason.

I thought it was implied.

Maybe I'm just so naive that I thought...

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Or so full of yourself...

The Real Shliach said...

That's the kind of nice comment that could only end in an ellipsis, like this one will soon do...

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Quite true.
But all the same, as much as you're fasinating, don't take it too far.

The Real Shliach said...

Like off a bridge?

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Something like that.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Random question:
How does a bochur learning for smicha know that "..." is called an ellipsis?

The Real Shliach said...

This bochur learning smicha has a brain under his hat. All right, so this bochur's brain is dysfunctional because he should have been asleep four hours ago, but that's neither here nor there.

nemo said...

Stupid question ...

If for no other reason, because E reminds us about punctuation all the time.

The Real Shliach said...

You know what they say, "there are no stupid questions".

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Using punctuation and defining it by its propper terminology are worlds apart.

The Real Shliach said...

And spelling is a third universe all on its own.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
What's the second universe? Terminology was only a different world, not a different universe? And in that case, what would be considered a different galaxy?

The Real Shliach said...

By me, world=universe.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Scientifically
TRS's theory of world=universe+proper terminology of galaxy terminology= incorrect.

The Real Shliach said...

Say what? Since when did we work scientifically?

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
I had to cover for LE7...

The Real Shliach said...

Now that is Ahavas Yisrael.

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
So i'm not so bad afterall. Phew!

The Real Shliach said...

Who said you're bad? Just a few comments above you were accused of being awesome!

Farbrengen said...

BS"D
Yes but on the fashion blog you insinuated otherwise.

The Real Shliach said...

According to each circumstance is the response.

LE7 said...

I never claimed to believe, let alone endorse all the stuff I'm learning. I'm in it for the studying and upward mobility.

The Real Shliach said...

And the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

LE7 said...

Yeah why not. (The upward mobility part is legit though).

Also, I must ask, how does a hat get holes? Seriously?

Cheerio said...

the people wearing them get shot at?

The Real Shliach said...

Thank the one above that hasn't happened yet. Rather it's due to entropy and the effects of manhood on clothing.

And when is it getting criticized on chfashion?

Cheerio said...

a."the effects of manhood on clothing" - there really isn't anything i can say, is there?

b. one batch of fashion criticism coming right up!

The Real Shliach said...

A. No, I suppose there isn't.

B. I await with bated breath. Send me a link when you post please.

Dovid said...

Now I kinda wish I had kept my first hat.

The Real Shliach said...

What were you thinking?

Dovid said...

I figured its an old crumpled hat and its just taking up space in my room. I just took it to shul and left it on a table. I wonder where it is now...

The Real Shliach said...

You dumped it in shul? That's not very nice.
Bichlal, you should never throw anything out, you just never know if one day it could become an object d'art or at least pictured on a blog.

Anonymous said...

lol that was very entertaining!:)
but i did see a picture of a fisherman's hat that had three holes in it from the three times being hit by lightening while on his fishing boat

Altie said...

oh wow, fascinating lil conversation we have going here.

farbrengin is chanie now, right?

le7 said...

No it's someone else who got married.

Altie said...

chani didnt get married.

farbrengin got married?

le7 said...

Chanie is engaged. Farbrengen is married.

Altie said...

ok very nice. it just seemed like her, the style.

chanie said...

Altie- Chanie, as in me?
That must be a result of my email address.... :D

But then I'd be farbrengen----, no?

Altie said...

yes you. no i dont know why i thought that.

chanie said...

Hm, interesting. You probably thought that because of the writing style and my email address...don't worry, it's ok...

Hey, wait...this was in January...was I giving off the impression that I was engaged even then? Ha...