Friday, December 23, 2011

Chutzpah Awards

Came across these links over the last few about Chutzpah!

1. "Insane" e-mail from John Boehner’s office. Long story short, Boehner's press secretary had this e-mail back and forth:


Personally, I love the response and think that the folks over at are the ones with the chutzpah - calling that "insane" is just a little overkill, no?

2. WW II needle point. Yes, apparently needlepoint can require chutzpah. Here's the needlework:

And here's the story behind it:

"After six months held by the Nazis in a prisoner of war camp, Major Alexis Casdagli was handed a piece of canvas by a fellow inmate. Pinching red and blue thread from a disintegrating pullover belonging to an elderly Cretan general, Casdagli passed the long hours in captivity by painstakingly creating a sampler in cross-stitch. Around decorative swastikas and a banal inscription saying he completed his work in December 1941, the British officer stitched a border of irregular dots and dashes. Over the next four years his work was displayed at the four camps in Germany where he was imprisoned, and his Nazi captors never once deciphered the messages threaded in Morse code:"

"God Save The King" and "F*** Hitler"

Amazing, no?

3. Siri overcompensating with abortion information. Remember that Siri abortion controversy? Someone worked up a parity on the topic that's just hilarious. For example:

See them all here. Now that's some serious chutzpah.

4. Minnesota Gay Community Apologizes to State Senator Amy Koch.

Dear Ms. Koch,

On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community’s successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage. We are ashamed of ourselves for causing you to have what the media refers to as an “illicit affair” with your staffer, and we also extend our deepest apologies to him and to his wife. These recent events have made it quite clear that our gay and lesbian tactics have gone too far, affecting even the most respectful of our society.

And it goes on from there. Youch and well done.


  1. Thanks, it was a rough morning and those made my day.

  2. You're very welcome!