Me doing standup–defining the term “Keep the day job.”

A frenemy just sent me this unearthed video of the 2004 latke-Hamentaschen debate. Caveat emptor.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

3 thoughts on “Me doing standup–defining the term “Keep the day job.””

  1. What’s really funny is that the Mel Gibson joke is just as funny today as it would have been in 2004 (in my opinion).

  2. Well done, Harold.

    But why a half-century plus of debate when latkes are plainly and overwhelmingly superior? It’s Babe Ruth vs. Mario Mendoza.

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