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Welcome to the israeli side of Tumblr!

Here we:

  • Ship Doynatan\Davinatan\however you read that word in Hebrew (the ship name of King David and Jonathan)

  • Ship Shekateka [the ship name of Sheka (=socket) and Teka (=plug), 2 puppets (which look a lot like Bert and Ernie), used by the israeli electric corporation to warn people not to use electricity while being barefoot or wet)

  • Fight lies and weird conspiracy theories about Israel\the Mossad\the holocaust\jewish and israeli people (and sometimes even laugh at how absurd they all are)

  • Hate on Benjamin Netanyahu and his friends

  • Make inappropriate Hebrew puns

  • Laugh at bad Hebrew tattoos

  • Laugh at israeli commenters on other sites

  • Don’t like it when people use the word “zionism” while they have no idea what it really means
  • Have nicely filterted photographs of Israel (which manage to impress us israelis as well)

  • Have original\unoriginal israeli memes

  • Bitch about the weather

  • Use Hebrew letters to write in English

  • Gif israeli cult shows

  • Worship NAMER HAKESEF (aka the greatest israeli meme of all time)

Elektro the Moto-Man and Sparko his dog were made by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and displayed at the New York World’s Fair in 1939 and 1940. Seven feet tall and weighing 250 pounds, Elektro could walk, smoke cigarettes, count, and unleash simple quips like, “My brain is bigger than yours.” Sparko, well he just barked, as dogs are wont to do. Probably he smoked too, if his circuits got too hot. Elektro may not seem impressive now, but at the time he amazed millions of visitors to the New York Fair. The hole in his chest was not built there in homage to Frank L. Baum’s heartless Tin Man, but so spectators could see there was no operator inside working his levers and gears. Possibly the hole grew larger when World War II’s metals shortages prompted Westinghouse to scrap plans to build him a female companion. Today Elektro resides at the Mansfield Memorial Museum in Mansfield, Ohio, where Westinghouse was once based. And little Sparko, well he’s gotten lost, as dogs as wont to do. The photo dates from 1939.