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Needless stereotyping?

In MF's review of the VTL amp, he mentions not tightening individual screws fully until all are seated. He says:
"A hint: Don't fully tighten any screw until they're all screwed in a bit (footnote 3). Footnote 3: I learned that working on cars, but how many audiophiles have done that? How many Jews, for that matter? I'm probably one of six Jews outside Tel Aviv who's done his own car work and probably one of fewer audiophiles... "

Well, I learned how to use a screwdriver early in life, by working on cars, and home repairs, and wood projects, and light switches, and various electronics - normal stuff. For a couple generations, millions of Americans took "shop" in public schools. I don't think it's "rare" for an audiophile to have worked on a car - at least, not in my slice of the real world. I used to sometimes work together on repairs and maintenance of our personal cars with a friend who is Jewish. So I think Mikey should widen his focus.

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Re: Needless stereotyping?

I think he was trying to be funny. This is why he is an FORMER stand-up comedian.

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I think MF is just following the old rule that says a person is allowed to make ethnic or interest-group jokes about a group he belongs to.

I'd say no harm was done and, actually, he got a positive reponse by finding an audiophile who has worked on a car and admits to having had a friend who was Jewish.

Now, if we can only put it all together and find a Jewish audiophile who actually works on cars himself, Mikey will be fully discredited!

I heard that the "Audiophile and Automobile Repair Anti-Defamation League" has already condemned Fremer's insensitivity. Mikey is done for, now he'll never get that gig demonstrating turntable set-up in the Catskills.

(Purely goofing off.)

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Now, if we can only put it all together and find a Jewish audiophile who actually works on cars himself, Mikey will be fully discredited!

I have, upon occasion, changed my own oil. I even add power steering fluid on my own. Given the mess I make with both, however, I would not consider myself a credit to my people. Then again, I'm equally dangerous with a soldering gun.

jason victor serinus
all of whose grandparents emigrated to the U.S. to escape the pogroms in Russia

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Then again, I'm equally dangerous with a soldering gun.


Perhaps keep it away from the car?

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I think he was trying to be funny. This is why he is an FORMER stand-up comedian.

I hear he KILLS in the Garment District.

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As someone who likes classic cars as much as audio equipment(yes it's true),
I work on my own cars by choice & necessity. I can't afford a professional & frankly don't trust many mechanics! But I'm not Jewish!lol

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As someone who likes classic cars as much as audio equipment(yes it's true),
I work on my own cars by choice & necessity. I can't afford a professional & frankly don't trust many mechanics! But I'm not Jewish!lol

So, the search continues.

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Now, if we can only put it all together and find a Jewish audiophile who actually works on cars himself, Mikey will be fully discredited!

I have, upon occasion, changed my own oil. I even add power steering fluid on my own. Given the mess I make with both, however, I would not consider myself a credit to my people. Then again, I'm equally dangerous with a soldering gun.

jason victor serinus
all of whose grandparents emigrated to the U.S. to escape the pogroms in Russia

How did you get a Latin name like Jason Victor Sarinus? That's a name of a Roman Emperor, not of a Russian Jew escaping pogroms. Do you work on your own chariot?

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