September 30, 2005
Seltzercast 10: Agua Con Gas, Tony Kushner, and Water from Outer SpaceOh, there is MUCH to catch up on: An Apology, Spain, Up From Seltzer, a Slakethirst.com review, Extraterrestrial water, finewaters.com, Joseph Priestly, a History of the World in Six Glasses, and Tony Kushner. Phew!
|Seltzercast 10: Agua Con Gas, Tony Kushner, and Water from Outer Space|
|00:08||A Guy Walks Into A Deli||From Ben's Deli, in Woodbury, NY|
|00:14||Theme Song: Helter Seltzer||By Noemi Altman, Performed by Melissa Kaplan|
|01:01||Seltzer Music||Allan Sherman's Seltzer Boy|
|01:27||Opening||Lou Reed's Egg Cream|
|03:00||Book Update PLUS||An Apology, Spain, Up From Seltzer, a Slakethirst.com review, extraterrestrial water, finewaters.com, Joseph Priestly, a History of the World in Six Glasses, and Tony Kushner|
|23:40||A Moment of Spritz||Like Bea Arthur...|
|16:51||Station ID||WHN Signing Out|
Up From Seltzer Cartoon Book
Frank in Queens mailed me this wonderful piece of Jewish cultural history from 1981 - the cartoon book Up From Seltzer: A Handy Guide to 4 Jewish Generations.
It is a pretty silly book, overall, and largely captures a strong sense of ethnic self-hatred which, unfortunately, runs through the book. Think about the title itself - "up from" seltzer, as if seltzer represented everything unassimiliated about Jewish Americans which the author wishes to escape.
Nonetheless, it has a few fun pages about seltzer, that you can see below.