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March 27, 2010 10:39 PM   Subscribe

Ultimate Matzoh Balls is a simple, quick (10 level, automatically advancing) Flash basketball game that may help keep your mind off the lack of leavening in your diet this coming week. And by "your" I mean "my". The Yiddish exclamations for both the baskets and missed shots are worth the click.
posted by yiftach (15 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Interestingly, I did better on the later levels (starting with Level 4 or so). First time around, 27698, 75/127 from the field.
posted by yiftach at 10:41 PM on March 27, 2010

Now I'm hungry.
posted by Splunge at 11:24 PM on March 27, 2010

From Wikipedia:

The largest Matzah ball prepared weighed 267 pounds and was 29.2 inches long. Setting the Guinness record, the ball was made from "1,000 eggs, 80 pounds of margarine, 200 pounds of matzah meal, and 20 pounds of chicken base." It was made by Chef Anthony Sylvestri of Noah's Ark Deli to raise awareness for a charity basketball game.
posted by sallybrown at 11:29 PM on March 27, 2010

31698. After a while you can just shoot the ball from the same place as the net goes by and get close to 100%,
posted by Dr. Send at 11:31 PM on March 27, 2010

Levels 8,9 & 10 are actually the easiest.

This is an awesome way to learn a new language!
posted by damo at 11:42 PM on March 27, 2010

I can unresevedly say this is the greatest Jewish-themed basketball video game I have ever played.
posted by mreleganza at 12:03 AM on March 28, 2010

I guess you've never played Nintendo's "H-O-R-S-E Challenge with Golda Meir."
posted by longsleeves at 12:49 AM on March 28, 2010 [2 favorites]

Your god... he has something against pecan sticky buns?!
posted by markkraft at 6:25 AM on March 28, 2010

he has something against pecan sticky buns?!

I think the great unlearned moral of the Passover story is patience.

Nobody could wait around for the bread to rise? This is the Middle East we're talking about. Flatbreads. How long do you have to proof a lavash?

The lesson is: if the Children of Israel could have waited, like, two minutes to start the flight out of Egypt (seriously, we're talking the time it'd take to look under the beds to make sure you haven't forgotten anything), then we could have any pastry we want.

Anyway, funny game.
posted by PlusDistance at 7:23 AM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]

Finally. A kosher alternative to Sushi Cat.
posted by Partario at 8:28 AM on March 28, 2010

Well that certainly helps explain this.
posted by vorpal bunny at 9:35 AM on March 28, 2010

Yeah. Between this and Sushi Cat, I'm starving!
posted by brundlefly at 11:15 AM on March 28, 2010

It turns out that the holiday is much easier on the digestion if you ignore kitnyot.

Also, floaters. Obviously.
posted by 1adam12 at 11:46 AM on March 28, 2010

33500. Oy.
posted by flabdablet at 5:32 AM on March 29, 2010

I think this is the first thing that has ever reached my eyeballs near-simultaneously with MeFi as one channel and a nutty, regrettable email forward from my weird uncle as the other. To put this in perspective, here is another recent weird uncle forward. Not to demean this post in any way, we need to jew it up around MeFi parts more often, but you can understand my surprise.
posted by ulotrichous at 11:12 AM on March 29, 2010

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