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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

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By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Can you talk like actor Samuel L. Jackson? Why bother when you can summon one of his profanity-laced movie tirades with just the click of a mouse?

A colleague recently forwarded to me a link to a Jackson soundboard, a themed Flash application that plays prerecorded audio clips when you press a button. The link had just been forwarded to him, as these things go, but the Jackson soundboard has been around for years. There are many others, too, for celebrities, TV shows and movies. They're popular with fans, but also are used by radio DJs and other pranksters to make fake celebrity phone calls. Here's a look. Just remember that some of the language can be R-rated and that you'll need the free Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com) to play them.

www.ebaumsworld.com/tags/soundboards

Many great celebrity soundboards can be found at eBaum's World, a distinction that earned the humor site a Yahoo! Pick in 2002. There are more than 50 listed besides the one for Jackson, including those for Borat, Mister Rogers and the movies "Office Space" and "Napoleon Dynamite." I like soundboards that break the audio clips into categories, such as the one for Sarah Michelle Gellar that has sections for greetings ("I'm Buffy!"), questions ("Isn't that bizarre?"), replies ("evil giggle") and insults ("Could you have a dorkier outfit?").

www.realmofdarkness.net/pranks/celebsoundboardsmain.htm

Realm of Darkness has even more soundboards, including interesting choices such as the Three Stooges, fitness guru Richard Simmons and George Takei (Sulu on the original "Star Trek"). The champ has to be Arnold Schwarzenegger ("I'm a cop, you idiot!"), who has 39 soundboards listed at the site and is said to be the first celebrity used for one. The site also has a huge directory of prank calls, including infamous exchanges between the original Schwarzenegger soundboard and Gateway Computers customer service.

www.ebaumsworld.com/scarface.html

For some reason, this soundboard full of quips from Al Pacino's "Scarface" character, Tony Montana, is archived separately on eBaum's World. The popular quote "Say hello to my little friend!" even uses a video clip from the film.

www.c-eye.net/flash/WalkenCowbellSB.html

Craig Isley's Christopher Walken Cowbell Soundboard brilliantly pays tribute to the "More cowbell!" skit from "Saturday Night Live," which featured the actor. You can even play the song used in the skit, Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper," and click on former "SNL" star Will Ferrell to make him strike a cowbell.

www.devilducky.com/media/6380

The best bit on the Darth Vader Soundboard isn't a quote at all, just a clip of the "Star Wars" villain's mechanical breathing. Creepy.

www.comedycentral.com/shows/chappelles_show/extras/chap_soundboard.jhtml

Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show" Soundboard is one of the few officially sanctioned uses of the application that I've seen. You can play audio clips from star Dave Chappelle or one of his eight characters, including Prince and Black Gallagher.

www.aeonity.com/ab/soundboards/celebrity/george-w-bush.php

A soundboard with President Bush's sound bites would seem inevitable, and there are several on the Web. This one is the best because it is categorized, including a section for quotes expressing "confusion."

www.soundboard.com

Want to create your own soundboard with favorite audio clips and share it with others? Soundboard.com has online tools that walk novices through the process after free registration.

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Randy A. Salas is a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Do you have a favorite Web site or a question about how to find something on the Internet? Send a note by clicking here.



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Remembering the creator of Scooby-Doo
Do-it-yourself art
‘Leave me alone!’
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Just you watch!
New year, new diet
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H.G. Wells’ legacy endures
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In the news
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Some serious face time
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Music for everyone
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