History Funny / TheYiddishPolicemensUnion

11th Sep '14 6:24:04 PM iusticanun
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'''Spade''': I don't know much about Palestine... I'm from Lubbock. My wife is from Nacogdoches, though, and that's only about forty miles from Palestine.\\
*** Made a little funnier if you know that Palestine (the country) and Palestine (the city in Texas) are pronounced differently. The country is Pale-stine (rhymes with "mine"), and the city in Texas is Pale-steen (rhymes with "seen"). Possibly Mr. Chabon didn't know this at the time of writing.

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'''Spade''': I don't know much about Palestine... I'm from Lubbock. My wife is from Nacogdoches, though, and that's only about forty miles from Palestine.\\
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Palestine.
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a little funnier if you know that Palestine (the country) and Palestine (the city in Texas) are pronounced differently. The country is Pale-stine (rhymes with "mine"), and the city in Texas is Pale-steen (rhymes with "seen"). Possibly Mr. Chabon didn't know this at the time of writing.
11th Sep '14 6:23:38 PM iusticanun
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**Also Mr. Spade, the shoymer from the "burial society":
-->'''Bina''': Your orders are to keep things smooth on this end... The other end being Palestine.\\
'''Spade''': I don't know much about Palestine... I'm from Lubbock. My wife is from Nacogdoches, though, and that's only about forty miles from Palestine.\\
***Made a little funnier if you know that Palestine (the country) and Palestine (the city in Texas) are pronounced differently. The country is Pale-stine (rhymes with "mine"), and the city in Texas is Pale-steen (rhymes with "seen"). Possibly Mr. Chabon didn't know this at the time of writing.
19th Apr '12 9:06:48 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* When Bina is addressing Meyer, Berko, and the other detectives after going years without seeing Meyer:

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* When Bina (now serving as DaChief) is addressing Meyer, Berko, Meyer and the other detectives Berko after going years without seeing Meyer:either of them:
19th Apr '12 8:55:03 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Dennis Brennan's butchered Yiddish, which makes him sound "like a sausage recipe with footnotes".
-->'''Dennis''': That I fear your wrath let us agree beforehand, Detective. And that just now I pretended not to see you walking past this desolate hole whose sole recommendation, apart from the fact that the management has forgotten, in my long absence, the state of my credit, is a total lack of newspaper reporters. I knew, however, that with my luck, such a strategy was likely to return and bite me upon the ass.\\
'''Meyer''': Nothing is that hungry, Brennan.
19th Apr '12 8:47:38 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Some of Chabon's elaborate descriptions are just hilarious enough in their own right, even when the situation's serious:

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* Some of Chabon's [[PurpleProse elaborate descriptions descriptions]] are just hilarious enough in their own right, even when the situation's serious:


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--> "His throbbing pulse, his dry tongue, his autonomic systems are caught up in the tiresome history of his phobia, but the crystal set that is handed out to every Jew, tuned to receive transmissions from the Messiah, resonates at the sight of Bina's ass, the long indented arc of it like some kind of magic alphabet letter, a rune with the power to roll away the stone slab behind which he has entombed his desire for her."
19th Apr '12 8:41:14 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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'''Meyer (to Berko)''': [[SarcasmMode You were the cousin, right?]]

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'''Meyer (to Berko)''': [[SarcasmMode You were the cousin, right?]]right?]]
* Some of Chabon's elaborate descriptions are just hilarious enough in their own right, even when the situation's serious:
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-->"Shprintzl Rudashevsky's wide face takes on a philosophical, even mystic blankness. She looks like she's wetting her pants and enjoying the warmth."
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-->"Rabbi Heskel Shpilman is a deformed mountain, a giant ruined desert, a cartoon house with the windows shut and the sink left running. A little kid lumped him together, a mob of kids, blind orphans who never laid eyes on a man. They clumped the dough of his arms and legs to the dough of his body, then jammed his head on top. A millionaire could cover a Rolls-Royce with the fine black silk-and-velvet expanse of the Rebbe's frock coat and trousers. It would require the brain strength of the eighteen greatest sages in history to reason through the arguments against and in favor of classifying the Rebbe's massive bottom as either a creature of the deep, a man-made structure, or an unavoidable act of god."
19th Apr '12 8:32:06 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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-->'''Bina''': Okay, listen, boys. We're all aware of the awkwardness of the situation here.The fact is that one of you used to be my husband, and the other one my, uh...cousin. Well, shit. Know what I'm saying?\\

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-->'''Bina''': Okay, listen, boys. We're all aware of the awkwardness of the situation here.The It would be awkward enough if we just used to squad together, but the fact is that one of you used to be my husband, and the other one my, uh...cousin. Well, shit. Know what I'm saying?\\
19th Apr '12 8:31:27 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* When Bina is addressing Meyer, Berko, and the other detectives after going years without seeing Meyer:
-->'''Bina''': Okay, listen, boys. We're all aware of the awkwardness of the situation here.The fact is that one of you used to be my husband, and the other one my, uh...cousin. Well, shit. Know what I'm saying?\\
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Meyer (to Berko)''': [[SarcasmMode You were the cousin, right?]]
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