This week, on the “(Is It) Good for the Jews?” podcast …
Larry Rosen: You know of the swastika T-shirt deal, right?
Eric Goldbrener: The company trying to “rehabilitate” the swastika by putting rainbow swastikas on T-shirts with “love” and “peace” written underneath? Ridiculous.
LR: Totally ridiculous. Do you know who’s chimed in on the subject?
LR: Our old pal Andrew Anglin.
EG: Who’s that?
LR: Publisher of the Daily Stormer, Montana agitator, disappearing coward, our old pal Andy.
EG: Oh yeah, yeah, so what’d he say?
LR: Well, they found him. He came out of hiding. Reached for comment on the matter of swastika T-shirts, Anglin said, “I’ve been trying to do this for years, and I am thankful that the hippies are finally getting on board.” Awesome.
EG: So finally it’s coming true. The hippies are on board. Left, right joining together against a common enemy, the Jews.
LR: It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Yes, Andy, the hippies are getting on board.
EG: I can’t help but feel vindicated.
LR: You’re a seer. Anyway, that was the funniest thing I read today. You know what the second-funniest thing I read today was?
EG: Lay it on me.
LR: “Jew of the Week” right here. Courtney Love … Jewish.
LR: Probably the outspoken part. She went on a little tweet storm, during which she called Women’s March founder Linda Sarsour an “anti-Semitic terrorist!”
EG: Right on.
LR: Go, Courtney!
EG: Give ’em hell, Courtney! Let me tell you about Courtney Love…
LR: If she whacked her over the head with a half-empty bottle of Jack Daniels while she was at it that’d be fine with me.
EG: Let me tell you about Courtney Love. You’re telling me she’s Jewish?
EG: And she rocks out…
EG: …and she’s foxy.
LR: Eh, I don’t know about that part.
EG: Foxy! I saw her in the movie when she was married to Larry Flynt and she was…foxy!
LR: Still not feeling it.
EG: Rewatch it. Foxy!
LR: Her dad, actually, was a Grateful Dead biographer, Hank Harrison. Don’t hold that against her.
EG: (disappointed) She almost had it all. You just pulled her out of my pantheon.
LR: Sorry, Courtney. I’ve never been a huge fan. As you know, I was deep into the Seattle thing in the ’90s and Seattle hated Courtney. Partly because she was from L.A.
EG: She was? I thought she was Australian.
LR: Nope. Actually born in San Francisco, so kind of one of us, but in L.A. before she came to Seattle. And, you know, there’s the Kurt thing.
EG: The Kurt thing?
LR: She had a crazy childhood. And I think she was a stripper in Alaska at one time, and she lived in Portland.
EG: The Kurt thing?
LR: I don’t know how she got to Seattle, but once she did, people started dying. That’s all I’m going to say. There’s a bunch of stuff you can find on the internet if you want, and a movie, “Kurt and Courtney,” that is, I’ve got to say, chilling.
EG: If you’re a conspiracy theorist.
LR: JFK, 9/11, Courtney Love.
EG: Now you’ve done it. You’ve gone and ruined Courtney Love for me. First you tell me she’s a Deadhead…
LR: Her dad. Her dad, Hank Harrison, was a Grateful Dead biographer. And I think she disavows his existence.
EG: …and how you’ve got some cockamamie theory about how she kills people in Seattle! I thought you came here to celebrate Courtney Love, but instead you come here to bury her!
LR: (chastened) I apologize. And yet I’d feel uncomfortable describing Courtney Love as being “good for the Jews.”
EG: Why not? She’s not afraid of Linda Sarsour, is she?
LR: Definitely not. Courtney Love is not afraid of anyone. In fact, when the nuclear bombs hit, the only things left will be cockroaches and Courtney Love.
EG: That’s gotta be good for the Jews.
LR: All right, all right, you win. Courtney Love? Despite your dad’s Grateful Dead connection and my Seattle prejudices, you are, indeed, good for the Jews.
EG: And those swastika T-shirts? Bad for the Jews.
LR: That’s a no-brainer.