Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lucky Wednesday Link Dump!

I've been saving up a number of links, and some of them are kind of related to each other, but mostly not. So this is a hodgepodge of random things I've found/been hanging on to for a while. READ THEM. 1. A while back, Twisty eviscerated a douchebag college writer who was offended that people were trying to get men to stop raping people. Junior English major pooh-poohs anti-violence campaign. (I Blame the Patriarchy) 2. My internet boyfriend Ezra Klein pointed out the obvious flaws in McMaverick's criticism of government-run health care forcing the poor to endure longer waiting periods: "We have a two tiered system in America in which the wealthiest can afford to pay for their own health care and we let the poor die." Oh, yeah. Makes a little waiting list not seem so bad, eh? John McCain and Waiting Times. (Ezra Klein at the American Prospect) 3. The Boozehound Cinephile covered the various levels of hangover in a typically delightful manner. I have to say that I agree that with increased tolerance comes the ability to completely skip level one. Hungover? That's just what I feel like EVERY morning. I had probably a level four a couple months ago, but that was probably the worst one ever. I usually don't vomit both the night before AND several times the next day. My tolerance has been so much higher since then, though, so I feel like I just had to earn it. The Five Levels of Hangover. (Pajiba) 4. I think if you ask a hipster, you will find that these things are not mutually exclusive: Massive Oregon Crowd Came to See The Decemberists, Not Barack Obama!* (Wonkette) 5. One of the most interesting articles I've read in a long, long time is about a documentarian's look at the photos from Abu Ghraib, and his search for someone to assign the blame to. He even recruits a facial-expression expert to help prove a young female soldier was a seeker of justice rather than the monster she came to be seen as in one famously incriminating smiling photo. Seriously, the whole thing is totally worth the read. The Most Curious Thing. (Errol Morris, NYT) 6. And for you Lost cult-ies, some feminist analysis from a fellow obsessed fan: Lost Salon and Open Thread. (Melissa McEwan, Shakesville) 7. LAST ONE. A funny video: Daily Show + jokes about depression = television magic! UPDATE: Welcome to my humble blog, American Prospect readers! *Full disclosure: despite my Obama ambivalence and lack of hipster-identification, I will say that I do love me some Decemberists and have seen some pretty sweet live shows by them.

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