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Hump Day Reading #11

James Robins | View Archive November 21, 2012, 3:02 pm

Welcome to the eleventh issue of Hump Day Reading, where I compile a small collection of links to letters, blog posts, articles, opinions, columns, videos, and pictures for your intellectual enjoyment.


- This is by far the biggest story doing the rounds in the blogosphere. Tracie Egan Morrissey started a blog called Hello there, Racists in which she outs disgusting, scummy Twitter users for their racism. It is incredibly brave, and I commend her.

- This is the piece she did for Jezebel, in which she works through her reasoning and motivation. It is worth pointing out that Jezebel's editor made a pretty glaring error over the picture-mash they use as the header, which featured the photo of an innocent teenage, which was rectified, but there was no apology.

- And then, Dodai Stewart writes for Gawker about the inevitable backlash.

- Seeing as we're on the subject of Gawker articles, they ran this satirical piece about Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

- In other super-important news, Phan Nguyen has this fantastic analysis of IDF propoganda over Hamas rocket attacks. It is an analysis of one side of the conflict, so I don't want to hear any snide comments that it's 'not balanced'.

- This rather interesting, but slanted, picture emerged recently, along similar lines as the above piece.

- And as a former hipster myself, this NYT article is damn funny, and very accurate.

- And here is the greatest record review in the history of the universe, of Mumford and Son's appalling new album.

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  1. Oglet08:50pm Saturday 24th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I find the american humour in these articles a terribly unfunny artifice. Not that I don't agree with the tenor of the articles - just how the yanks go on and on and on and on with the same joke repeated over and over and over. It is so unfunny.

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  2. Peter02:08pm Friday 23rd November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    "It is an analysis of one side of the conflict, so I don't want to hear any snide comments that it's 'not balanced'". Okay - so y leave the unbalance there? Oh, I forgot - lefties only like to promote one-sided imbalance, how could I forget?... :-\ We know the Israeli's aren't perfect: none of us are. They're also the only country on the planet constantly under a very critical microscope. While the scoreboard was amusing, if wrong, it missed out one heading:"Suicide bombers". Which of course for Israel = 0.

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  3. Candyce10:29pm Wednesday 21st November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Hump day is a fact of life for those of us who internationally/nationally earn an income.

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