Now, to be sure, not being German, it may be that some of the hilarity simply doesn't translate well. But some of it reminded us of when a character on a TV is supposed to be a really great artist so everybody says "wow, his stuff is so powerful."
The Indiana law is simply another example of our once great nation's downward spiral into crybabiness. I know that Indiana is part of the Midwest, but when Jewdar was a lad in Wisconsin, we understood that refusing to do your job to the best of your ability was seen as a negative thing.
What is the real "intolerance?" Painting antisemitic graffiti on a wall, applying the powers of the state to arrest those people who express unpopular views?
When the virtual transom dumps in Jewdar's lap news of good looking Arab girls gone wild, we are inclined to give them the coveted Jewdar Seal of Approval.
Tolkien, way back in 1937, compassionately captured the tragedy of the Jewish people's exile, as well as dispassionately and quite presciently capture the degree to which the end of that exile would spell tragedy for another people.
Sure, you can go to Brooklyn, shout "Hey Shloimie, I've got some free peyos wax!" and watch the stampede--but there are sub-species that are in danger of disappearing. We speak today of the Jewish country and western singer. Specifically - Daniel Antopolosky.
By our reckoning, movies are for entertaining, books for educating, and ne'er the twain shall meet. On a rare occasion, however, that exception appears that not only proves the rule, but actually edutains.