Thursday, August 15, 2013

NO, NO ZAYT NISHT MESHUGGE. LOZ IM GEYYYYYYYYYN! Genetics researchers have confirmed that Mel Brooks was clairvoyant and there really is a Native American tribe which shares a unique genetic mutation with Ashkenazi Jews, suggesting some common ancestry dating back to Columbus' time. [HT, and title suggested by, GoldNI.]

(Unfortunately, it's the same genetic marker which suggests increased risk of hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, the one prompted Angelina Jolie's actions and was the subject of a Supreme Court patent case this term.)


  1. Joseph Finn4:28 PM

    Man, Book of Mormon is looking more and more prophetic. When does the starship Enterprise show up?

  2. kdbart7:17 AM

    Just thinking about Blazing Saddles brings a smile to my face.

  3. Just like Adam Sandler told us:

    You don't need deck the halls or jingle bell rock
    Cause you can spin the dreidl with captain kirk and mr. spock--both jewish!

  4. I guess I thought it was already established history that Conversos emigrated to the New World and integrated communities. At least it didn't surprise me when it showed up as one of the 4000 subplots in "The Baroque Cycle."