Damn, has it really been 3 years since my last post? Yikes. I really let the Facebook group kind of stay the course as I navigated my grad program. Things have calmed down a bit over the last few years, in as much as you can call becoming a stay at home dad and having a third home birthed baby "calmed down." I keep meaning to gather the gems and post them here, but it keeps not happening. When we hit 3000 members in December of 2013 I celebrated by going all the way back through the Facebook page to find the best jokes and bring them to the front. This time I decided to just bring you the best of one of the all time great YMISBers.
For about two years hip hop legend Lyrics Born joined the group and displayed the wit that helped make his brand. Wikipedia describes his mom as "an Italian/Jewish-American union organizer," which is pretty damn Berkeley. We're hoping to some day get an interview with him. But until then, please enjoy the best of Lyrics Born, and happy 4000!
...she thinks Kensington is a Red State.
...she thinks Atheists are "too religious".
...she thinks the Occupy movement is too corporate.
...her whole wardrobe consists of crushed velvet & REI polar fleece.
...she uses Yiddish slang & she's Tibetan.
...she thinks the Ashby Flea Mkt is elitist.
...you played naked @ Totland park until you were 14.
...she grinds her own Maize.
...you were conceived in a drum circle.
...she was her own doula.
Laid off during pandemic, Berkeley workers struggle and get creative - Florists, hair stylists, housekeepers, retail workers, security guards and booksellers: they're all in the same boat.
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