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Why did Ted Nugent, of all people, name his first band after a Jewish street gang? I knew the Amboy Dukes were a gang, but only recently discovered they were Jewish (yes, by reading the book). Simplest explanation, I guess, is that Nugent had no idea.

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You mean the tart green stuff, not Caribbean hibiscus, right? Usually summer, afaik. But maybe places that carry a wide stock of herbs might have it imported, or grown in greenhouses/hoop houses.

 

I've also seen it shredded, in jars, in some sort of liquid. From France, I expect.

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Why did Ted Nugent, of all people, name his first band after a Jewish street gang? I knew the Amboy Dukes were a gang, but only recently discovered they were Jewish (yes, by reading the book). Simplest explanation, I guess, is that Nugent had no idea.

 

That's true about a lot of things.

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The book is worth reading, by the way. The Amboy Dukes, I mean. It's published for an audience looking to be shocked by the juvenile delinquent problem, but the author knows his stuff. He recreates the neighborhood around Rockaway, Sutter and Pitkin, and the kids' dialogue really sparkles. The book gets wooden when he has to introduce authority figures like police, youth group leaders, etc. By Irving Shulman and probably easy to pick up cheap online.

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The book is worth reading, by the way. The Amboy Dukes, I mean. It's published for an audience looking to be shocked by the juvenile delinquent problem, but the author knows his stuff. He recreates the neighborhood around Rockaway, Sutter and Pitkin, and the kids' dialogue really sparkles. The book gets wooden when he has to introduce authority figures like police, youth group leaders, etc. By Irving Shulman and probably easy to pick up cheap online.

Shulman also did the screenplay adaption of Rebel Without A Cause.

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