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Why this rolling circle of dots is more than it seems

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A video of eight dots rolling along a circle is more than first meets the eye.

YouTube user brusspup, who creates videos of optical illusions, uploaded the video Monday. 209 more words


How can language reveal insecurity?

I just read an interesting Slate post by Katy Waldman on the linguistic nuances that can reveal insecurity. It was an enjoyable read, but also induced some eyebrow raising.  631 more words


Fear Of A Black Planet -- The Daquan Meme & Mainstream Media

By Shelton Bumgarner

Let me, for the record, state the following to everyone in the mainstream media who are ignoring the Daquan Meme:

You guys may have gone to Harvard or Yale or Dartmouth. 734 more words


The Shameful Disparagement of Max Steinberg, the Lone Soldier

by Steven Frank
July 24, 2014

Recently, in Slate, Allison Benedikt, Slate Senior Editor, raised the question “what makes an American kid with shaky Hebrew decide he is ready to die for Israel?” Ms. 541 more words

Israel & Middle East

The Daquan Meme -- 'We Have Met The Enemy & He Is Us'

By Shelton Bumgarner

Now, I address this meme from a media standpoint. That’s it. The fact that it is obviously sexist, racist and dirty is kind of besides the point. 782 more words


Today in Tweets: More awful ideas from CNN

Too busy to check your TweetDeck today? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We scoured the Twitterverse and have curated for you the very best (and worst) Twitter had to offer today: 228 more words