The Shmooze

More Jewish Conspiracies? Avent and Microsoft

By Jake Marmer and Dan Friedman

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We’re convinced that all these Jewish conspiracy theories originate with an in joke.

For instance, anyone with a young child, sleep deprivation and a history of working in the Jewish media would see how infant-product company Avent is a secret Jewish cabal.

And furthermore, a few weeks ago, Darren Garnick spotted the uncanny resemblance of the new MS Office for Mac icons to Hebrew letters and wrote about it on his Culture Shlock blog.

He went as far as contacting Microsoft about it, and a representative responded that the company merely attempted to create a new look that is “Approachable, Energetic, Exacting and Elegant. Any resemblance… is purely coincidental.”

The Hebrew letters, positioned one next to the other, as on the image above, spell out the word “kash,” which means “straw” in Hebrew (the alef is extraneous but phonetically it works out). What could all this mean? Nothing, of course, but we’re sure conspiracy-theory fans will find yet another message of Jewish world-domination here. The straw that broke the camel’s back! Camel being the white Western male, of course. The straw they sip their hummus through! The straw they gathered to make Pharaoh’s bricks — Israel is about to reclaim the storage cities of Pithom and Ramses.

No, no, we swear, we’re just being… Approachable and Energetic!


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