07 Mar 2019

The God of Social Media Demands Sacrifice, Not Mercy

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This is about as gossipy as you are ever going to get me. Just to be clear, Sarwark’s latest shenanigans wouldn’t have made me do an episode. But it was being stuck in an airport reading what happened to Scott Alexander, the day after Sarwark’s shenanigans, that pushed me over the edge. Enjoy it while it lasts.

2 Responses to “The God of Social Media Demands Sacrifice, Not Mercy”

  1. Dan says:

    I laughed out loud twice on this one. After you said “Pita pizza” for the second or third time I was thinking “WTF is pita pizza”, and then you made a crack about it at the same moment. And then on the “Well that’s a happy note to leave it on” at the end.

    Good stuff.

    I’m curious to see how you’re going to handle the AOC memes. Personally, I think mockery of people in power is a good thing. I think Sarah Palin got decimated by it, for example. At least in the sense of her being able to go further politically. I think misleading or lying is counterproductive, but I’d push back against the idea that we should make jokes or mock these people. I don’t think there is enough it, honestly. So I’m curious what your take will be, especially considering you’ve talked about why places like NK are so quick to take down anti-state graffiti.

    Oh, and the thing that news guy got fired for was he stumbled over king and junior. Lots of cases of people on tv and radio making the same exact mistake. The K from King gets combined with the uin form junior and you get “Martin Luther coon.. King Junior” The people don’t even realize it when it happens because they correct the tongue tied mistake in midstride. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx-EIy0lagY

    • Bob Murphy says:

      Thanks for that clip Dan. That was great, I hadn’t seen/heard it before.

      I get what you’re saying about AOC. Just wait my friend…

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