passover is so gay! (well...depends how u do it...)

Tiki's picture

actually, i did do a gay/oppression/humanist/multicultural passover seder 2 years ago with a load of friends in london. it was really cool. we had rainbow candles and played 'I Will Survive'.

but this year i can't be arsed. i'm trying to do everything for everyone and it's impossible. i'm feeling too humanist to try for didactic, and not enough of a performer to do a big thang.

i'm doing haggadah cliff notes at the minute. anyone else having this kinda stress?

Why am i not just watching a movie and eating food? Why bother with the ritual? This is after deciding i couldn't stand ritual about a month ago.

argh.

suffragettecity's picture

I Will Survive

Did you do the original version or the Tony Clifton (i.e. Andy Kaufman) version - you know "I....hwillll....surrrrrveeeeeeeev."

So, people say "that's so gay" in the UK too?

Tiki's picture

hehehe

lmao no! i love andy kaufman but we stuck to the original gloria gaynor there... :)

yeah they say 'that's so gay' here. and in the last 2 years everyone says 'faggot'. it's really random. i blame american television. :P

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suffragettecity's picture

Tank yoo veddy much

Let me tell you somethin', I singlehandedly MADE da entatainment industry in America, an' rat bastuds like Kaufman and Gayna 'r only tryin' tuh usurp my fame. I swear it's cuz o' dem I can't even get gigs in Vegas anymore! Next time ya try 'n do a cheap imitation o' the artistic refinement o' my puhformance, ya betta pay ya respects. Memba, dis is TONY CLIFTON talkin' to ya, an you'll listen ta me if ya know what's good for ya! Der ain't nuh'in det pisses me off more 'n people tryin' to steal my act and den pissin' all over it by tryin' to pull it off like dat plagiariza Gloria Gaynor - that's so gay! Day say bay lay....GAY!!!

Tiki's picture

:D

u fuckin rock! i'm dyin here. :)

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alice's picture

people in the UK also say tha

people in the UK also say that's sooo queer

that route's so queer

Tiki's picture

BUT THIS WAS MY PASSOVER THREAD!

anyone else doing creative seders?

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Zoey's picture

vegi seder

i've been cooking all day, food is my department. its all vegitarien though, thats pretty rare for a passover seder (except my grandma is brining chicken matza ball soup and lamb, me and my mom are both vegitarians and since it's at our house this year we told her that she could make meat if she wanted, but we wern't going to).

Tiki's picture

ooh

ours was veggie too. :) i may manage to blog about it in a bit. stay tuned. :)

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Zoey's picture

So, we just had the seder. I

So, we just had the seder. I can hardly move and I feel like Im going to explode any minute now! And I deffinatly cooked way to much food so it looks like it's going to leftovers for the next 3 years or something.

suffragettecity's picture

What is a seder, exactly? Is

What is a seder, exactly? Is it pronounced like "say-der" or like "cedar?" I'm not Jewish and hence don't celebrate Passover, but I'm kind of curious...

Tiki's picture

SAY-dur.

i'm only 1/2 jewish and only like...culturally, not religiously.
this link is informative, but it's biased toward the more religious:
passover...revealed!
it's basically a storytelling using foods as props to illustrate different elements of the story symbolically.
since the themes are fighting oppression, overcoming slavery, and finding a homeland, the storybook, or haggadah, has been adapted in many ways: interfaith, gay and/or lesbian focused, feminist, israel/palenstine unity, african-american slavery as well as jewish slavery, um...oh and of course non-religious. the haggadah i used 2 years ago was religious but kinda cool and very gay. :) i could print it here some time if anyone wants it.

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Zoey's picture

Seder literally means order.

Seder literally means order. Basically it is an organized serivice telling the story of the Jew's exodus from egypt. As Tiki explained it is very easily adapted to many different groups of people, and has a very universal theme which is why it is so commenly practiced among even the not so religious jews(like me).

adbak's picture

"say-der"

"say-der"