Real Music & Real Estate . . .

Yiddishe Cup’s bandleader, Bert Stratton, is Klezmer Guy.
 

He knows about the band biz and – check this out – the real estate biz too. So maybe he’s really Klezmer Landlord.
 

You may not care about the real estate biz. Hey, you may not care about the band biz.  (See you.)
 

This is a blog with a gamy twist. It features tenants with snakes and skunks, and musicians with smoked fish in their pockets.
 

Stratton is an occasional contributor to the New York Times, the Times of Israel, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and City Journal. He won two Hopwood Awards.


 
 

THE PROPER-SIZE MEAT PORTION

Dr. Michael Roizen, the longevity guru, spoke at my temple men’s club. He said take 6-to-8 supplements a day. He said he hadn’t eaten ice cream since 1993. A good-natured heckler said, “And that’s when you stopped growing!” Roizen is about 5-5. Roizen gave the heckler a fist-bump, acknowledging the man’s comment was the best moment of the lecture.

Roizen says eat more turmeric, fish oil and vitamin D. And here are few more tips:

Meat portion . . . the size of two fists and a ping-pong ball.

caduciousGet a flu shot unless you’re allergic to “wool.”

Waffles for breakfast every day. But no maple syrup.

Avoid fad diets.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid apples from Washington State. Bad chemicals up there.

People over 70: exercise more. Run or walk 25,000 steps a day. You can break that up.

Fight for the little guy — anybody under 5-7.

Play the lottery. Bet daily — and a lot. You’ll feel better.

Say “yes” to wine and beer, but no more than four drinks a day, ladies, and no more than eight drinks a day, gents. And don’t knock Miller Lite and other “piss waters,” to quote Roizen.

Chocolate is good for you. We know that, but here’s the latest: eat a marshmallow before and after your chocolate intake. The mallow triggers many good enzymes.

The first two paragraphs are true. The rest isn’t.

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3 comments

1 David Rowe { 04.19.17 at 9:29 am }

Wonder how a Super Big Mac (recently introduced) is gonna stack up

2 Bill Jones { 04.19.17 at 10:30 am }

In your dreams we should have your “supplemental” diet to Roizen’s. On the other hand there are people like myself who’d love to eat more exotic fruits (mango, papaya, etc) as well as enjoy hard to get vegetables such as fiddlehead ferns at this time of year. These are more doable, if expensive.

3 Ken Goldberg { 04.19.17 at 1:29 pm }

He was the principal speaker at one of our NOACA annual public events about six or seven years ago. I thought he was entirely inappropriate for the main speaker, with the areas he spoke on nowhere near close enough to what NOACA is all about. Then I hated a lot of what he said – poor logic, faulty research, oversimplifying for effect, etc. He thinks he looks great for his age, but he doesn’t. Meanwhile he must make a great deal between his books, articles (e.g. for CJN) , and presentations. Sometimes he’s okay but I don’t think he should be followed too seriously. Yet he has such a responsible position!

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