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Re: Re: Random Posts For Non-Meshugeners You might be a DDFer if...
...You start watching the 'Hawks game, and you suddenly feel a genuine sadness for a "John" you've never met or knew of; with whom your only connection is a relative's moniker (or two).

From this obnoxious NY sports fan, RIP, John. May your family find comfort.

May 19, 2015, 09:34:01 PM
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Yehuda57's Brooklyn DDS TR June 2014 Like most good TRs around here, this is long overdue. Unlike most good TRs around here, however, this won't have any useful information in it.

I booked my ticket early, so as to secure a good rate. To pay, I left NYC to find a grocery store at which to buy a VGC using my Freedom card during the grocery store bonus period. I loaded the GC into Bluebird, with which I paid for a money order to pay with PayPal as an eCheck.

The long awaited day arrived! I took an Uber to the airport to pick up my SilverCar, which I had booked using 8 stackable coupon codes. The total cost for the day: -$17.44. Dan had already earned me more than $5.

I parked the car in Manhattan using the Icon discount from DDMS, and got another Uber to the Seminar. I was travelling with my older brother, who would think Noi Due is Chinese, Pardes is where only four have entered, and Mike's is probably a mechanic. But he was hungry, and so he settled for the closest food to the seminar - which was at some hole in the wall whose name now escapes (more than a year later.)

The salad he got looked like it belonged at this kinda table:



I got one of these:



It was good.

Then it was time to hit the seminar! As we arrived, we saw it was crowded. Chairs were being pulled out of everywhere to try accommodate the crowd. We were ready for this; it was time for our secret weapon: Plan B.

We went to the check in rep to show our tickets and explain our preferred seating requests, but alas, he had as much interest in our tickets or PR1 status as Dan has for Spirit miles.

At this point someone shouted out, "Does anyone have any cash? I need coins for the meter." Everyone laughed uproariously - I don't know why.

Before we took our seats we were shown the meal selection, which consisted of items such as these:



Looking for something to wash them down with, I made my way to the drinks table and was met with utter disappointment and horror. The soft drink selection was entirely Be'er Chaim. Angrily, I stormed back to the check in rep, who was still half asleep, and demanded he heat up my Pom BYOK. Instead of heating it up, he stared at me for a second and went back to playing candy crush.

I wasn't looking for short ribs, mac n cheese balls or a BLT, I just wanted a non kosher-brand soda. Is that too much to ask for around here?

My disappointment turned to jubilation as Dan graced the stage, and began to enthrall us with the tale of how he had booked his flight to NYC that very day AFTER the plane had already pulled away from the gate. Something to do with living in Cleveland, he can just meet the plane on the tarmac, or something. Oh, and he avoided the United close-in fee by <CENSORED>

The next few hours were filled with tips, tricks and knowledge, like how to <CENSORED> on Priceline and how to <CENSORED> on <CENSORED>, and then something about Avianca, but I don't understand Spanish.

I was upset that he didn't cover some topics, like RedCard, but I realize that's because Target doesn't have a seminar affiliation program. and he's only in it for the big bucks.

He also neglected to mention the upcoming Etihad glitch, though I got that message on 84 different WhatsApp groups anyway. Dan intimated that it was ok to fly airlines other than ELAL to Israel, which proves his inherent Anti Semitisim, and he also mentioned travelling with his wife - which I found inappropriate.

These misgivings notwithstanding, I truly enjoyed the main portion of the evening, and joined the crowd in asking for an encore. He gladly obliged us, though strangely by bursting into Yesh Tikvah.

It was now time for the Q and A, which is where I got to have an impromptu DO. Something Fishy (I knew it was him - he was 13 feet tall, had a camera around his neck, and a Go Pro mounted on his forehead) was chatting with a couple of guys, and missed a question from the crowd that caused Dan and many others to laugh. He asked me what the joke was, and I managed to repeat it, though hopelessly gushing at the chance to speak to this DDF hero. I was too shy to introduce myself as the 57th Yehuda on the forum, but he wouldn't have recognized the name in any case.

Before I finish this TR, I want to say thank you to Dan for the seminar and DD - apart from the glitches I have taken advantage of - Expedia to Vegas,  Delta to LAX, Etihad to JNB (I booked but had to cancel Elal to TLV), My family and I have accrued millions of points which have enabled us to create family reunions and memorable vacations which we most certainly would not have been able to without DD. I seriously cannot thank you enough.

And thanks to all the helpful folk here on DDF for putting up with my questions, and sharing so much knowledge.

July 10, 2015, 01:10:58 AM
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Re: Vaccine Discussion Master Thread
I'll miss it.  Also, it just encourages them because they say they're being silenced.

Also, buying a house can be thousands of dollars in brokerage fees.  Ever wonder why having a house is so important?

I saved hundreds of dollars on car insurance by switching to ... a bicycle.

September 09, 2015, 10:59:16 PM
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Re: Yehuda57's Brooklyn DDS TR June 2014
Was I the only one who thought this was a trip report about going to the dentist?

Hopefully it was less painful to read than that.

July 14, 2016, 01:13:14 PM
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions) Even though this thread is virtually dead, I’m going to review DDF’s own Sibling Singer, Shmueli Ungar’s debut album, Shmueli 2.

I first heard of Shmueli in a DDF thread asking for recommendations for a wedding singer:

my brother is friggin AWESOME
Shmueli Ungar: 845.248.8723
he sings at all types of weddings (and bar/bat mitzvas, sheva brochos, events, concerts, etc). Usually in chassidishe havura (sp?) charges $1400-$1600 depending on location (obviously not including overtime, mitzvah tantz, or chupah but is negotiable).

I’m snarky by nature, so I scoffed at the comment, thinking, “Don’t we all think our brothers are awesome singers. Maybe he’s good enough to sing at your wedding.” (Full disclosure: My brother, who has made an appearance on this forum, is an awesome singer. No, he didn’t sing at my wedding. No, he isn’t putting out an album. No, he isn’t on YouTube.)

Anyway, I clicked on the video, and the dude can sing! My surprised reaction to his great voice was similar to this: (Language warning, goyish music warning, just warning you all round: https://youtu.be/_cw1uLVSl1Y)

As for the next video, Chazi, I’m responsible for most of those 50,000 views. Duly chastised, I vow never to dismiss claims of sibling excellence by DDFers ever again – at least until I am disappointed. (Like if a brother gives away exclusive DDF rights for United Club Pass Sales)

Anyway, we know he can sing, and he put out an album. Is it any good?

In short: Yes.

If you are a masochist, you can continue reading for a too-long music review by someone whose sole music-critic qualification is owning a keyboard.

While almost every album that comes out is billed as “fresh, modern, but keeping a Jewish sound,” - whatever that means, this album is old school. Much of the arrangements have the heavy brassy sound of Avraham Fried and MBD ‘80s' and ‘90s' albums. And that is not a bad thing. I’ve played the album on repeat in the background for the past couple of days, and it has been extremely pleasant listening.

Rachmuna is one terrific stand out – this stunning number goes beyond “easy listening” and grabs you. Forget humming along as it plays in the background; Rachmuna pulls you in with its beautiful melody and terrific vocals.

The album's opener, Emes, is one of the faster “pop” songs on the album, all of which are treated with synth arrangements. Shmueli’s vocal twists and shtick are fun and not overdone. You’ll hear more of that later, most notably in Yiten Lecha, where I most enjoyed them.

Lulei is a pretty sing-along song you’ll be foot tapping to at once. My one criticism is that like a few other songs on the album, it runs long. There are a few unnecessary musical interludes or overly repetitive verses (kavei kavei kavei kavei) that could have been cut so as to leave the listener wanting more, rather than looking for the skip button 5+ minutes in.

Ani Holech, like Yishoma, opens “cantorial” before switching to an up-tempo ballad (in Yishoma’s case, rock). Sure, you want to show off your vocal chops, but one song is fine. We get the point ;-). The song itself is enjoyable enough, nothing superlative, as are Asher Buchar and Mah Yisroin - unremarkable, albeit pleasant ballads, though the latter has the benefit of pretty modulation, which I'm a sucker for.

Oid Yishoma is a solid rock number that is already popular since being released as a single a few months back. We get a taste of Shmueli’s Dedi-like “vocal rev” as I like to call it – when his voice sounds like it is motorcycle revving its engine before diving into a chorus. Fun tune.

I’m not a complete boki in album liner notes, but I would guess Atu Huraisu is the first time Ilya Lishinsky gets a singing credit. And that’s what kind of song it is – heavy on synth and auto-tune. This cheesy-pop tune isn’t my favorite style, but it does enough to get by without me automatically skipping.

Yiten Lecha is a wonderfully fun, folksy song with an arrangement that rings country. Opening with Shmueli singing acoustic as if walking down the street is a nice touch, though it could have been even better had that blended into the arrangement. Had the song ended the way it started, or perhaps with a Carebachesque whistle, that would have been perfection!

The album closes with S’benkt (Yearnings), an emotive, beautiful ballad which departs from the verse-chorus-repeat formula to impart a meaningful musical narrative – to great effect.

In all, a solid debut. As mentioned previously, Rachmuna alone is worth the price of the album.

Shmueli’s impressive vocals, tasteful arrangements, and song selection that is free of any true clunkers are the perfect ingredients. I predict this is an album that won’t be shelved, and I’ll keep listening even after the novelty wears off.

I give the album a Like, Thumbs Up, 5 stars – whatever it is we are rating things with nowadays on DDF.

August 30, 2016, 02:07:55 PM
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Re: I've Had It! The Grammar/Punctuation Hall of Shame Master Thread
I have a question.
The word "are" is used for a tangible number, such as the amount of jelly beans in a jar. "How many jelly beans are in the jar?" The word "is" is used for a non tangible number. "How much water is in the cup?"

In the example I quoted above, we know he's talking about points, a tangible number, but he doesn't mention the word points. Do I use "are" or "is"?
The question is about the value - not the points. Points are worth $1, their value is $1.

The word are is used for plural, such as, "how many jelly beans are there in the jar."
The word is used for singular, such as, "what is the cost of UR points?"

I do not believe intangibles has anything to with it. For instance:
"Derek Jeter is the greatest baseball player to have ever lived."
Wait, you are right. Intangibles is everything

August 31, 2016, 04:07:30 PM
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Re: Colin Kaepernick protest against USA
I don't think that's what "personal" means.

Personal means using details about someone's private life to make them look bad instead of arguing the issue. What I am doing is pointing out how one person expresses a consistent ideology represented across many conversations. If someone predictably pushes the same agenda on every issue, is it a personal attack to point that out? I'm not talking about HIM. I'm talking about his OPINIONS. We're allowed to argue against OPINIONS without being accused of besmirching PEOPLE.

Just my humble opinion. You may think I'm wrong. I won't take it personally.
Saying "I'm sure you're a great guy in person [as apposed to your online persona, which is not great]" is making it personal. You could have argued your point without bringing that up, twice.

September 01, 2016, 07:53:11 PM
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Re: BOGO Tuition Scam
Cool. 24 page recap?

Zvi Bogomilsky is a scam artist. No, not that one, the other one. He's a cousin.
JJ is a shvantz
exGingi is a fool and a liar. Or he might not be.
Dan hates Lakewood.
Baruch is mad.
Freddie is also mad, but for different reasons.
Trump is involved.

September 06, 2016, 03:04:11 PM
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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless... Sorry to interrupt, but on the topic of the thread title:

What are your profits going to be ?

September 07, 2016, 10:49:26 AM
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Re: Random Posts
If you want brusque, there are great rabbis who were known for their sharp style.

Are you getting mixed up with Brisk?

September 07, 2016, 12:26:07 PM
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Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread The most shocking thing is that Trump hasn't said anything yet. I'm picturing him tied up kicking and screaming begging for a phone to tweet with, and his team showing him giant golden Trump signs to try calm him down.
September 11, 2016, 09:12:49 PM
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Re: Yehuda57's Brooklyn DDS TR June 2014
This was posted later on that night.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/46542

Trust TimT to ruin a joke with a search ;-)


September 16, 2016, 09:51:00 AM
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Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread

Let me translate, for you: Other people don't know what's good and right, I really do, so I'm going to make sure that everyone follows what I believe to be right, whether they like it or not. And those "minorities and gays", oh they are different, they need special help.

BTW, if you think about it, ARROGANCE = כפירה.
You don't see how that is condescending?

You should: a. choose your friends carefully, b. consider going off FB.

You don't see how that is condescending?

November 09, 2016, 03:18:24 PM
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Re: Great DDF One-Liners
Thanks for the nomination but I didn't even mean it humorously.
I guess that makes up for all the jokes I make that people take seriously.
Be careful with people taking your jokes seriously. You may become president

November 10, 2016, 12:08:24 AM
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Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread @JTZ - I apologize for the wall of text, but I feel this is important context to provide for the discussion.

Most of us on this forum are visibly Jewish. If we don't have beards and hats, we have kippas and tzitzis, etc. I would be surprised if the number of people here who have had an anti-Semitic experience is less than 100%. The stats show that Jews are on the receiving end of more hate crimes than any other group.

I've gotten middle fingers in Johannesburg, been spat on in Durban, and often walk over a swastika etched into the sidewalk near my in law's home in one of the Mid-Western United States. When I was in Yeshiva in Paris for a year, friends of mine where beaten up (This was almost 15 years ago - now it is MUCH worse).

I was spat on in an airport when I was 13. At least a dozen people saw it. The spitter was more than double my age. No one did or said a thing.
Those fist fights in Paris? Some were on full trains. Again, no one did or said a thing.

I have never reported a hate crime. No one I know ever has - and I know people who have experienced far more violent things then I have.

I live in Brooklyn, a truly liberal and hip city (Hilary Clinton's headquarters). Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti are common occurrences - in alley ways, on subway platforms, and more.  When a group of thugs threw rocks at a school bus filled with little Jewish kids it didn't even make local news. A Chassidic guy was left unconscious under a car one night after a spate of anti-Semitic events - it only made the news when a few hundred of us marched to the precinct the next day.

You know what made news? When a swastika was painted the day after Trump won.

Weird, huh?

That Muslims and Neo-Nazis beat us is to be expected. But, in a sense, you know what is worse? Leftist, liberal self-righteous hypocrites who find it ok to mock, ridicule and antagonize "Ultra-Orthodox Right Wing Fundamentalist" Jews - while throwing fits of rage at every perceived micro-aggression against any other minority or race.

For example:

Gentrification is a big deal. Neither I nor any of my friends can afford to buy a home in our neighborhood. Renting an apt is nigh impossible. But whenever you read or hear about gentrification in Crown Heights, you will find out about Chassidic Landlords (Slumlords) who are mistreating and pushing out the Black community.  Of course lower and middle class blacks are being pushed out. So are the Jews! But it is ok for the media to paint the Chassidic community with the broad anti-Semitic brush of being hook nosed landlords cheating the poor blacks out of their money and homes. In actuality, it is market forces being driven by young artisanal, hipster farm-to-table vegans which are responsible.

This anti-Semitic attitude directly contributes to the violent antisemitism I sampled above, just as Al Sharpton’s “diamond merchant” rhetoric led to riots and murder.

This is just one tiny example that I deal with in NYC, one of the largest concentrations of visible Jews on the planet, in the shining pride of Western civilization. In other places, it is far, far worse. (Look at Jeremy Corbyn in the UK for a start, and we can go from there.)

So that's why we don't care about hate crime stats. We know firsthand that they don't even begin to tell the story. That's why we are so skeptical of leftists and the media speaking of hate crimes - we have a long history of them not only ignoring hate crimes committed against us, but agitating and prodding those who do us actual harm.

December 07, 2016, 12:06:46 PM
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Re: Site Suggestions What about a button to embed Tweets?
December 12, 2016, 05:59:49 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting video thread...
New to this thread. Sry if those were shared. Also, if anyone has any like those 2 please share with me. Thanks!
Judging by whatsapp forward popularity, there is nothing that frum Jews like more than watching non-jews singing Jewish songs.

December 13, 2016, 05:45:54 PM
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Re: Crown Heights master thread
Did you listen to the audio review to the end? It gives an opinion of what they need to do in order to succeed.

In order to succeed, people need to learn from their mistakes (better learn from others, but it seems like most people need to learn from their own mistakes).

IMO, they will be very successful if they adopt the right model. Low prices where the after tax price ends with a .00, .25, .50 or ,.75. Fast service, good soda fountain, and simple inexpensive food (soups can be a good profitable item).

For people that had the original Ess & Bentch as part of growing up, there's another issue here. Using the same name for something totally different just feels wrong. Just imagine 20 years from now, Dan has moved on to other ventures, along with most DDFers. Then someone opens up a new fancy glitzy site called DansDeals, along with forums. A lot of the content needs to be paid for, forums have a totally different atmosphere, etc. etc.. How would you feel about that site at that point?

Maybe if he can get a picture of R' Yoel buying a tuna sandwich and a pack of Pall Mall, and Rabbi Marlow buying a pack of Lucky Strikes, to adorn the walls, it would create the right ambiance. :)

Just give it up.

If you want a warm sense of nostalgia, maybe wet yourself while wearing a pair of onesie pajamas and sucking your thumb instead of crying about a sandwich shop  it seems you haven't even tried.

December 15, 2016, 11:32:23 AM
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Re: Site Suggestions
You're just very underappreciated around here, unlike TimT. The sooner you come to terms with this, the happier you'll be.

Dan probably already sent TimT a thank you package, he just expects him to search and find it.

December 20, 2016, 02:39:22 PM
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Re: Brooklyn Restaurants
So the locals dont favor it but we should?
Gentrification. Like everything else in ch, locals can't afford it

December 21, 2016, 07:21:59 AM
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Re: Hat Tip Leaderboard
Costco doesn't make scotch!!

Glenlivet makes the scotch! Kirkland is just the label
Way to ruin a perfectly good [an ok] joke.

December 21, 2016, 11:03:18 AM
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Re: Silent Killer Guys, I've argued with aygart (left it lowercase for you) plenty. Frankly, you guys are being ridiculously unfair and assigning positions and opinions to him which he has never laid claim to. Stop "reading into" his comments, and just read them.

He has posted his desire for experts in the field to be the ones coordinating and directing campaigns, and never once intimated that Rabbinic authority be consulted over medical and psychological experts.


December 22, 2016, 12:26:47 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
I mustve seen this pic every chanuka for the last 5 years...

It's an annual sale

December 22, 2016, 06:06:55 PM
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Re: Interesting Articles...
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2016/12/25/santa-monica-synagogue-antisemitic-attack-feces-chanukah/. ובשעת הסכנה מניחה על שולחנו ודיו
As someone who doesn't use foul language in real life, you have a distinct ability to get me to wish to curse rabidly and angrily online.

December 25, 2016, 05:46:31 PM
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Re: Israel's good friend Obama...
Many believe as I do that building more settlements hurts the peace process. That does not mean stopping the settlements and you will have peace but it will help. If you can explain how pizza helps/hurts the peace process I will agree with you.

That is a fair claim, but please answer these (more than one word is ok):

1) When there were settlement freezes, it not only did not lead to peace, but Abbas refused to even negotiate. Would you include settlement freezes in your definition of insanity?
2) Israel has made land concessions, both bilaterally and unilaterally. In neither instance did it advance peace. Would you include land concessions in your aforementioned definition of insanity?
3) Kerry gave a long speech, the crux being that settlement expansion is obstructing peace. He laid out a vision for the future. Palestinians have rejected it outright. If a settlement freeze won't resume negotiations, in what way is settlement expansion impeding the peace process?

December 29, 2016, 03:42:50 PM
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Re: Re: Link to popcorn threads.
Where do you get that idea from? She only eats meat when she visits me!

Grew up in South Africa and not meat loving? Stirah minei ubei

January 05, 2017, 04:11:57 PM
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Re: MBD Racist? And Other Split Popcorn
only if you refer to the other as the K%^*% flag lfi aniyas dayti

oh the flag went up do we now sing Die Stem ?  :P

Want to know if something is racist? Look to see how or when it is used. When is that flag ever flown? At rugby games by people who are very clearly pushing a racist agenda and other overtly racist events. Ergo > flag is racist. Also, think about that flag means to any (south African) black person. Want someone to feel as sick as this flag makes them feel? that's racist. 

And you can only sing the part of Die Stem that is in the new anthem. ;-)

January 05, 2017, 05:33:40 PM
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Re: MBD Racist? And Other Split Popcorn Wiki added.
January 05, 2017, 09:16:00 PM
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Re: MBD Racist? And Other Split Popcorn
I don't know if I should take that as a compliment or as an insult.

Anyway, it's something like
The former. Kinas sofrim

January 05, 2017, 10:01:55 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting video thread...
O M G where did you get that from!!!
ROTFLMAO
Eish lots of mehcy

Got just that clip on whatsapp, searched youtube and got this. I was actually about to PM you.

I think we found the rabbi who officiated Trevor Noah's Bar Mitzvah

January 12, 2017, 04:17:21 PM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting video thread...
what in heaven's name is this???

The ANC, African National Congress, is the ruling party in South Africa. It is the party that Nelson Mandela led. They are celebrating their 105th anniversary, and had representatives of various religious provide invocations at the start of the proceedings. This lady was "from Judaism," and started, naturally, as one does, with al netilas yadayim - albeit with a questionable translation.


January 12, 2017, 04:30:54 PM
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Re: DDMS Redesign Branding - Help us choose. Just adding my voice:

*Dan's Deals.
None of the logos.
For a tagline, I'd avoid "curated", even though I understood it without the definition, and incorporate the other aspects of the blog. E.G:

Deals, Points and (kosher) Travel.
Or:
Mileage, travel, and deals every day

January 15, 2017, 11:36:40 AM
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Re: Slogan for Dan's Deals
Bump, anything else :)
I think if you indicate what type of slogan you are partial to, it would help people work along those lines.

Personally, puns are not the way to go, as one man's hilarity is another man's corniness. As you'll see, I'm also partial to the rule of threes. Another thing to note is, as you mentioned, it's difficult to include everything your site is about. So there probably won't ever be one slogan that really grabs you. You'll likely always feel something is missing.

Here are some ideas to work off:

Where beginners and experts meet for deals, points and travel talk.

Save money, earn miles, travel the world.
 
Or
Saving you money, earning you points, and helping you travel the world.

Or
How you can save money, earn points, and travel the world.

Where kosher travel on miles meets daily deals and credit card points (that's an seo search term driven title )

Credit card points, travel hacking, and the premier site for Kosher Travellers.

Dan's mileage and travel expertise made easy.

This is Dan's site. Dan earns points and travels the world. Be like Dan.

The Jewish points guy.

The secret of millions of miles at a time: with the luckiest world traveler and a suitcase of pom meals.

View from the kosher wing

FlyerHock - nu? Vat you vanna know? Credit cards? I'll make wit you ah deal.

Emailing you the deals a few hours too late since 2004.

It's a blog not a travel agency.

Come for the deals, stay for travel advice, leave with loads of miles.

January 20, 2017, 10:08:56 AM
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Re: Slogan for Dan's Deals
Don't put in Jewish/kosher.  This blog has many universal deals and advice, why limit it?

I can see it both ways - limiting or highlighting. It is something that separates Dan from others.

January 20, 2017, 10:32:04 AM
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Re: Keeping Up With The Kushners For the DDF slogans thread:

DDF: All discussion leads to cholent.

January 25, 2017, 10:58:14 AM
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Re: Keeping Up With The Kushners Maybe the recipe is like Trump's rhetoric - don't take it literally. The ketchup is just pandering to her base, what she's serious about is meat and potatoes.
January 25, 2017, 01:10:19 PM
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Re: [Round 2 New Poll] DDMS Redesign Branding - Help us choose. My problem with all them is that they use Ds, which, aside from the political implications, are letters that have been used in logos thousands of times.

Try something new, something innovative. Maybe a 770 with a candle or menorah and a globe. Or an open sefer with a water fountain - or all of them together.

Oh, and make sure to add an airplane with credit card wings taking off over the Verrazano, which has a fleet of UPS trucks which have their doors open and Amazon boxes falling out.

January 26, 2017, 11:31:59 AM
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Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread


Who is she going to register with anyhow? I think she will realize that the "registries" were "alternate facts".

See, you can sit and laugh at how he trolled people into a voter fraud investigation, and how we shouldn't take him literally about the registries, etc. etc. But how in the heck is anyone supposed to know when he is trolling and when not? When Scott Adams or James Taranto says so? Maybe it is when JTZ says so? A president who is openly governing by way of trolling is sickening as it is pathetic.

Believe me, I can enjoy liberals being trolled as much as anyone (Ted Cruz brutalizing Deadspin was awesome), but just realize that Trump is not a Republican or a conservative, and he is trolling the GOP, conservatives, his supporters, and you just as much as he is trolling the media and Madelaine Albright.

Border wall? - Oh, obviously that's a troll.
Except the Executive order is already signed.
Yeah, but he can't force Mexico to pay for it, so it's just a show.

Yay! So now us consumers get to pay 20% more for goods in exchange for a useless waste of concrete and a TSA level sense of security. Troll governance is so much fun. ETA: This tweet (and many others like it) was incorrect and misreported.

Same thing with the dog whistles. They are only heard by dogs, blah blah blah - Except during the campaign he was repeatedly questioned about using America First when it has such toxic roots and connotations. So when he insists on using it in his inauguration speech, it is clear he knows *exactly* what he is saying and how it will be taken. He is pandering to his rabid nationalist base while ticking off 60% of the country, in his inauguration address no less. Hilarious! Because political correctness has gone too far! Ha ha! screw political correctness, let's pander to nazis!

The one thing I and many others got wrong is thinking he is incompetent. Let's dispel the myth that Trump doesn't know what he is doing, he knows exactly what he is doing, which makes him, much, much more fearful.

You like posting tweets. Here's one.


January 26, 2017, 04:15:20 PM
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Re: [Final Round] DDMS Redesign Branding - Help us choose.
Guys, as much as we feel like owners, this is not our site... not our parnassah... and not our choice. It's a privilege that our feedback is being solicited and considered at all.

No one is saying otherwise. The thing is there was virtually unanimous preference for one, and as you know, unanimous doesn't happen on ddf. Like ever. So it was curious as to why that wasn't a finalist. I'm satisfied with the explanation, even though I'd try work with that logo if it were my site.

January 31, 2017, 11:10:03 AM
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Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread
The same person that gave us "alternative facts". 
Yes, pick on her when she gives you alternative facts. When you jump on every little thing, when it was quite an obvious mistake, you lose all credibility.

February 03, 2017, 03:14:01 PM
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Re: Crown Heights master thread
SLBO ?
Oy. That's like asking what COTS is/was.

February 26, 2017, 11:14:03 AM
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Re: Interesting Articles...
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/226013/sarsour-odeh-anti-trump-movement

Thanks for sharing.

On the topic of Anti Semitism:
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445285/jewish-cemetery-vandalism-anti-semitism-media-donald-trump

Which maybe I liked because it is similar to what I said here

February 28, 2017, 10:47:43 PM
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Re: Daylight "Saving" Time - Pro or Con


March 14, 2017, 07:26:26 PM
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions) Filed in the "I was not expecting THAT" section, Dedi is coming out with a new album and has released a single from it:

http://jewishmusicreport.com/2017/03/19/new-single-bou-nesameach/

March 20, 2017, 12:54:00 PM
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Re: The Funny/strange/interesting/random Tweets Thread
What in the world does he think the story of Purim is?

Ummm, have you not read the Megillah? The evil occupying Jews went and murdered thousands of indigenous Middle Eastern refugee children.

March 22, 2017, 03:43:53 PM
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Re: 1 day or 2 days in Israel
What does that mean? We do things based on the actual halacha and/or minhag that we receive from our parents and/or our LORs. And if they were incorrect in transmitting it to us then its on them, not on us to make our own decisions and worry about our own practices. If you do that then its on you. So worrying about not putting on tefillin when your parents and/or LOR set your path for you is not something that would ever come into consideration. Creating new chumrahs and frumkeiten seems to be all the rage but its just not how it works.

I should really let this go, as we are clearly having entirely an different discussion. But, seeing as you're the guy who tossed his salad over people not getting a joke*1, I worry you may have a nervous breakdown*2 if I don't explain it. So let me dig in and break it down.

You said:

As with everything...as long as you can blame someone and point fingers after 120...you're good. The LOR has to have plaeitzas or risk burning for your transgression. If your LOR is willing to go out on a limb and say one way or the other why should you care just follow his opinion and youre good.

I then responded that for some, the how and why of doing mitzvos and following halacha is not about "point[ing] fingers after 120" or "[the] risk [of] burning." I used "missing a day of tefillin" not to say that you should be worried about missing tefillin when your lor paskened to keep 2 days, but just as a pertinent example.

You then misunderstood my post, diagnosed me with a medical condition, and created an entire social phenomena or some sort chumra culture, condescendingly excluding me and others in this newly made demographic from the "real world" - which is ironic, being that said "real" world is referred to as "עלמא דשיקרא", and your original post makes reference to a post-120 world, which I'd assume means you ascribe to that being "the real world" - but I digress.

I then tried to explain, after your misunderstanding of my post, that it is not about extra chumras or even this issue of 1 or 2 days, but my post was merely a visceral reaction to the attitude merely getting the right psak to be able to assign blame after 120 and not to have to worry about burning in hell. So I made a little quip. That's it. Not an contrary opinion, not an argumentative post. Just a quip about attitudes in fulfilling mitzvos.

Then, you further misunderstood my explanation, and doubled down on on your judgmental stereotyping and pseudo psychology.

Then, I wrote this lengthy post, putting you and anyone else who bothers wasting their time reading it, through untold misery and confusion. But hey, I had fun writing it.

*1This post, too, is written jokingly. So by your standards, I assume you will not take offense.
*2I normally would not joke about such things, but after you diagnosed me with OCD I figured I might as well.


P.S. Apologies Tapatalk readers.

March 27, 2017, 11:21:02 AM
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Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
March 27, 2017, 02:23:41 PM
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Re: Random Posts
.....and I'm working on one for people wanting to cheat on their chavrusas. Still open for name suggestions.

eishes maddison

March 27, 2017, 05:13:04 PM
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Re: Hogwarts hagadah on ddms
I want to put the greatest possible distance between myself and the troll here, but I'll try to take a few minutes later to explain it

lol. I think if you punctuate you should be fine.

March 27, 2017, 06:16:02 PM
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Re: @DansDeals Twitter Notifications
These are all things out of our control, and just how Twitter decides to send it.
Oh sure, Dan can fix Google, but he can't send out a simple text message.

March 30, 2017, 08:16:05 AM
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