Gerry Canavan

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Let’s Ruin Things That Are Terrible

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May 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Friday Friday Friday

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* Somebody awesomely trolled the New York state assessment exam.

* Concluding that racial bias played a significant factor in the sentencing of a man to death here 18 years ago, a judge on Friday ordered that the convict’s sentence be reduced to life in prison without parole, the first such decision under North Carolina’s controversial Racial Justice Act.

* Why, after decades of talk about the importance of a labor–environmental alliance, can’t the blues and the greens get it together?

* Americans Elect can’t get it together either (and thank heaven for that).

* “Special Effects” is the first great Ze Frank video of the “A Show” era.

* Things Don’t Seem Wonderful If You’ve Seen Them All Your Life.

* H.P. Lovecraft Answers Your Relationship Questions.

* Brian Wood teases The Massive.

* Abigail Nussbaum says The Cabin in the Woods wasted a perfectly good plot.

Once you know The Cabin in the Woods‘s twist it’s impossible not to think of the film like this, and to have used this rich vein of story for little more than a metafictional gag seems like a criminal waste.

* Science has finally perfected the sonic screwdriver.

* Zero-hour for high-speed rail in California.

* Mike Konczal and Aaron Bady talk The Wire at bloggingheads.tv.

* And there are struggles deeper than the struggle with God: The Stages of Grading.

Monday Links

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* Legend of Zelda turns 25. More here.

* Trolling the troll-watchers: The Anonymous-Westboro Baptist feud (blogged here) could be a hoax.

* Wisconsin update: Josh Marshall thinks Scott Walker isn’t winning.

* Murdoch doesn’t like Mitt.

* Sam Lipsyte won’t play any version of Monopoly that won’t allow people to cheat.

* And Sarkozy has finally admitted the French language is a hoax.

Trolling for Justice?

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February 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Simple Questions with Well-Known Answers

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@AI_AGW is a Twitter chatbot specializing in arguments with climate change deniers. Via MeFi.

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November 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm