Holy dang cow Seymour Hersh! Amid all the back-and-forth about his allegations regarding ISI’s involvement in the Bin Laden raid—is it true? Should it have been a blog post? Or perhaps a cartoon caption contest?—Sy found time to bellow at Slate’s Isaac Chotiner over the phone. The whole thing is a little
But it’s definitely worth reading. For pairing, may I recommend Elspeth Reeve’s analysis of Our Changing Feelings About Sy Hersh in TNR. There are graphs! I’ll be over here quietly worshipping RJ Hillhouse.
I started looking for stuff about Instant Articles—it’s a Facebook thing that lays psychoactive eggs behind your eyes, I think—but my computer kept moaning at me and crashing Chrome, because in my heart I do not care. John Herrman provides actual insight, in probably the best ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇɴᴛ ᴡᴀʀs post so far. I just wanted to point out that the Facebook’s “walled garden” has been compared to the AOL of yesteryear many times for a few years now (topical!), and what happens in walled gardens?
HOWEVER, they do have a perfect potential resident in DINO-CHICKENS. “We want to learn how beaks evolved, so we made a dino-chicken,” the scientist blatantly lied. Fear the coming Bird Age, when Franzen will rise above all men as the chosen spokesman of the Bird God and tell us what our poops taste like.
It took science to put the Velociraptor back in the chicken, but cats required help from no man to put themselves into our hearts (and gray matter). Congrats to that extremely bored scientist for sneaking an ALF reference in there.
Sevenses is an epic disaster….novel.
Mad MRAs: Feminism Road! There is nothing really to say about this idiotic story (well, “lol dumb-dumb,” but other than that), but I immediately bought tickets to a showing after hearing about this, cackling gleefully and praising the sisterhood the entire time.
This Modern Dystopia: The first of undoubtedly many angry robots that will spend their days yelling at toiling humans has finally arrived. Content farm Viral Nova operates from creepy bro dungeon and is refreshingly honest about what it is and what it’s doing (Not Journamalism). The knife-twist is the confirmation that in Brooklyn, content is abundant and low value. At least two of these cheap infrastructure improvements will 100% definitely happen. Did you know that if you make a flag and put it in the dirt, you become king? Look it up. This is genuinely so disgusting and terrible that I can’t think of a good joke to make about it.
MEANWHILE, IN CANADA:
Today’s Album: Thee Oh Sees’ Mutilator Defeated At Last
did today feel like a full week on the internet or
— Leah Reich (@ohheygreat) May 14, 2015
Put this garbage week in the trash and go home, you deserve it.
~You wake up
Ridin’ round in it
Flossin’ on that
I woke up like this, I woke up like this~