Daily Archives: February 3, 2013

Around the Internets (Your Super Bowl Escape Hatch)

Definitely not the Super Bowl edition (sorry kids, matttbastard don’t do football — that said, go Ravens, because fuck these guys): Boys Christopher Hitchens, David Irving and the Holocaust BDS, Brooklyn College, and the Daily News The Torture Apologists Ignore … Continue reading

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Happy Day-After-MBV-Day (Hmm — Must Polish My Shoes…)

Classic My Bloody Valentine to whet your appetite: Head on over to mybloodyvalentine.org to grab MBV, the LOOOOOOONG-awaited (and oft-delayed) follow-up to 1991′s seminal shoegazer classic, Loveless (assuming you haven’t already been sated, natch).

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Observer Leader: “A radical recalibration of capitalism is essential”

The Observer (h/t): Over the past few decades, average families have coped by more women going into employment, by working longer hours and by credit. But since 70% of the US economy is based on consumer spending, a lack of … Continue reading

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Reopening The Abortion Debate In Canada (Whether You Like It Or Not)

Sixth Estate: I think we’re kidding ourselves if we say that the debate about abortion is now over and shouldn’t be reopened. It may have been closed in the courts since 1988. It may be closed in the Parliament insofar … Continue reading

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Chris Hayes on the Hagel Hearings: “An omnidirectionally embarrassing debacle for everyone involved.”

And how: h/t Digby

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Concert of the Day: Fusion Cooking

Soft Machine & Allan Holdsworth, Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1974:

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Harpercon Tom Flanagan Has An Animal Hide Fetish. Your Argument is Invalid.

Sabina asks: Tom Fucking Flanagan. Why? Answer: Because chicks [sic] dig “the full buffalo”. No, really: “[I]t is kind of a chick magnet. Women are drawn to the coat. They want to come up and feel the coat.” Tom Fucking … Continue reading

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U.S. Muslim Terrorism in 2012: Almost Nil

Sorry, Mark Levin — American Muslims = worst Fifth Column ever (h/t): Since 9/11, Kurzman and his team tallies, 33 Americans have died as a result of terrorism launched by their Muslim neighbors. During that period, 180,000 Americans were murdered for … Continue reading

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Cosign With Jay Rosen

This: Editing by click rate is stupid and unethical. Chasing traffic is an abyss. The hamsterization of journalism is degrading the work environment for news professionals. Expecting reporters to report, write, blog, tweet, shoot video, sift the web, raise their metabolism, and … Continue reading

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Around the Internets

The cream in your Sunday coffee, back where it belongs: (h/t) When the drones come home ‘Earthlings, there is no place to hide’ — drone strikes blur the laws of war Mr. Kristof and His Hugs If you repeat a lie often … Continue reading

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