Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Holy Chutzpah, Batman!

The new season of "Who Wants to be a Superhero?" includes a new entrant, who styles himself (wait for it):

Mr. Mitzvah!

"Mr. Mitzvah's Super Powers include "Flight, night vision, super-strength, enhanced senses. Uses his Star of David paddle to deflect any attack. As a direct descendant of King David, Mr. Mitzvah received the paddle (along with his superpowers) from his father on the day of his Bar Mitzvah; it was first given by God to David after he slew Goliath. Now Mr. Mitzvah uses it in his sacred mission to save the lives of children everywhere."

Catch Phrases:
"Oy, vey!" and "Mazel tov!"

Ivan Wilzig (his real-life name) is a bit of a freak (not that you would have guessed this from his desire to be on a TV "reality" contest as a superhero). Born a multi-millionaire son of a Shoah survivor, he quit his banker's lifestyle to create techno versions of 60's-era peace songs, and likes to host lavish parties where he parades around in tights and capes (yes, that's capes, plural) as "Peaceman."

He switched his superhero identity to "Mr. Mitzvah" when he learned that winning the contest meant giving up rights to the identity.

Fun facts:
His mother has a 4,000 piece erotic art collection.

But really, is this the guy we want representing Judaism to the kinds of folks who watch the Sci-Fi channel? Well, maybe to those who wear tin-foil hats...


Blogger The back of the hill said...

So..... ever see The Hebrew Hammer?

7/31/2007 6:19 PM  
Anonymous Chaim G. the BOF said...


I have a guest post over on DB where I explain Moabite Apikores at long last.

Please check it out and jump on in.


8/01/2007 1:07 PM  
Blogger Am Kshe Oref - A Stiff-Necked People said...


***SNORT**** ***PANT*** ***PANT***

PHEW! I'll get back to you when I catch my breath!!!!! :)

8/14/2007 4:15 PM  

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