Gerry Canavan

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Friday Morning What-Do-You-Mean-I’m-Procrastinating? Links

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* What’s killing us all today? More on the lost Russian space probe. Isn’t this how Night of the Living Dead started?

* At least NASA says we’re safe from solar flares. Ironically, in the wake of this official declaration of safety I’m more worried about killer solar flares than I have ever been.

* Penn State and Berkeley: A Tale of Two Protests.

* Colbert considers police violence at Occupy Cal.

* They’re protesting in Quebec, too.

* The collapse of for-profit education.

* Trailer for new Werner Herzog documentary on the death penalty: Into the Abyss.

* In Harper’sSix Questions for Slavoj Žižek.

* Twenty-One Superheroes Who Beat Up Hitler.

* At last: Gingrichmentum! I’ve been been waiting for this moment since 2009. It’s one of at least three GOP ’12 predictions I’ll claim total prescience for if it comes true.

* Penn State in context: “Connect the Dots Between Child Abuse and The Sexual Assault of Women on Campus.”

* And while we’re on the subject: the Penn State rape scandal is teetering on the brink of being totally batshit insane. I mean really.

There Is Nothing Worse Than Punditry

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Both Big Media and New Media have completely failed the common-sense test in reporting the Wisconsin recall results. Any election in which you take 2/6 of the seats held by the opposing side—especially in a special recall election of state legislators, of which only 13 had succeeded in U.S. history prior to last night—while conceding nothing of your own is indisputably a good night. That you missed three and even four by slim margins is a bad break, certainly, and it would have been nice for Wisconsins Democrats to regain control of the state senate—but the fact remains the count is Democrats +2, not Democrats -4. It’s insane for Republicans to spin this as a victory, and even more insane that some outlets are buying it.

Parody Is Dead

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There was a time when The Great Gatsby to be shot in 3D” could only have been an Onion headline. Those were simpler days.

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February 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Postmodernism Embodied

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Postmodernism embodied: The women from the now-famous Texas polygamy sect are launching a new clothing line for kids.

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July 2, 2008 at 1:44 pm