Month: August 2012

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Smoking Cows

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On August 28, 2012
Sadly, I don’t have any more historical films of boxing cats to show you. But General Motors’s bizarre animal newsreel series from the mid 1930s was more than just boxing cats. It was also smoking cows! Share

The Crowd

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On August 28, 2012

One of the generally agreed upon things in the modern, 21st century wealthy nation world (or at least the politically progressive part of that world anyway) is the democracy of the crowd. We love the

Must I post this video yet again? It appears I must: “There were no workers that were forced to attend the event,” [Murray Energy Chief Financial Officer Rob] Moore said. “We had managers that communicated to our work force that the attendance at the Romney event was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend […]
Ross Douthat tries out the routine so beloved by conservative bloggers the world over: The biggest difficulty [with the Judith Jarvis Thomson argument you might remember from high school forensics], though, is that most women considering an abortion were not kidnapped and impregnated against their will. They freely chose the act that brought the fetus […]

On Lee…

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On August 28, 2012

The tangle between Robert E. Lee imagery, Confederacy worship, white supremacy, and human rights is far too complex to take on in anything shorter than a three volume set (although here’s a scre

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