That’s Severe

I know in the olden days they would chop off people’s hands for stealing. 


But this sign in a modern day store in America seemed just a little severe:

Shoplifters will be amputated


The worst part of it maybe is that they don’t say what part of the shoplifter will be amputated. 


So much for compassion and helping the needy. 

L-rd have mercy! 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Automation By Gloves

Everything is so automated these days.

Here’s a hydraulic oil machine.

And you see no people.

Just some blue gloves.

If you look long enough, perhaps you’ll see the gloves move and work the machine all by themselves. 

That’s the magic of automation and computerization. 

Say hi gloves!  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumnethal)

Take Me To Your Leader

Is there a leader in the house?


Anyone, anyone a leader here…


I need to find a leader.


Someone who I can look up to.


Who feels deeply, compassionately, and honestly cares about others. 


With faith and integrity, and who does the right thing, regardless. 


They inspire, rarely tire, and seek to make us all more than we otherwise are. 


Imbued with discerning insight and an ageless wisdom. 


Carrying forth a great vision, and a path and passion to get us there. 


They bring unity, and stand alongside each and every one of us. 


Never an autocrat, a bureaucrat, or a stinkin’ rat. 


Just someone who is a genuine leader.  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Garden of 5 Senses

Garden of Five Senses in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 


I hear it and I see it, but I can barely believe it.  


I can touch it, and I can even taste it, but that’s going too far. 


I can smell it, but in a good way. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Purple Thingamajig

You can dance if you want to. 


Even if you’re a purple thingamajig. 


You can leave your friends behind. 


Cause your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance.


Then they’re no friends of mine. 


Dance purple thingamajig, dance! 😉


(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Thank You President Trump For Supporting Israel

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called, Thank You President Trump For Supporting Israel

As we approach Rosh Hashanah, we know that everything is in the hands of G-d, including life and death, but there is no question that President Trump has been an instrument of the Almighty in delivering genuine and consistent support—recognition, annexation, aid, sanctioning our enemies, fighting BDS, anti-Semitism, and biased resolutions, and the advancement of peace—to Israel and for the Jewish people.


What the New Year and the upcoming election brings, no one knows, but Hashem. However, let us recognize the good and thank President Trump for everything that he has done for Israel and the Jewish people, and let us pray that G-d brings us continued blessings for the upcoming Jewish year of 5781 and beyond towards our final redemption.

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Ghostbusters Mobile

Look what car I found today in Lancaster County.

The Ghostbusters Mobile.

The hood ornament is even a little ghost!

From the looks of the downtown, there very possibly could’ve been some ghosts around. 

Life and death are just a hairbreadth away. 

And when you die in one life, you pass over to the next. 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

@The Amish Experience

It was a fun time at The Amish Experience today in Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania. 


One and a half hour bus tour of Amish country. 


45 Minute movie about Jacob, an Amish teen, trying to decide whether he wants to be in the outside world or in the Amish one.


And another hour of so tour of an Amish school house and home. 


Felt like I learned a lot about their culture (including no TV, internet, electricity [just batteries and solar], and education only through 8th grade). 


Honestly, it doesn’t seem like they really have much a choice in whether to choose the church and become Amish or leave, because if they choose to leave they are shunned (i.e. excommunicated)!


So you either choose you family, church, community, and a wife (and there is no divorce) or you run off to G-d knows where completely alone and “divorced” from everything you know. 


The video is when we stopped at an Amish farm and I went in to the big barn with all the cows.  


After so much time on the bus, I needed to ham it up a little and have fun with:


“How now brown cow. It is so nice to eat you! You are beautiful animals.  And thank you Hashem for making you!”  😉


(Credit Video: Andy and Dossy Blumenthal)

Duracell Vs Energizer Showdown

This display in Home Depot was like the Duracell vs. Energizer dual to the death for batteries. 


Which one wins?


The whisper is that Duracell beats Energizer close to 2 to 1 for most things. 


Whether or not that’s true, the Energizer rabbit “keeps going and going” while the Duracell is copper-topped.


Copper? Bunny? Bunny is cuter! 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)