Monthly Archives: January 2003

The Independent responds to antisemitic cartoon charges

Here’s the cartoon in question… And read this link explaining what the blood libel myth is, if you don’t know already. Trish Wilson provides a link to The Independent’s response page: it includes three defenses of the cartoon, one written … Continue reading

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Is this Political Cartoon Anti-Semitic?

Letters from Gotham points out a grossly anti-Semitic cartoon from The Independent which draws on the old “Jews eat gentile children” blood libel. She also provides an email address for The Independent’s news editor, in case folks would like to … Continue reading

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Wealth By Race And Age

In the comments of my previous post on wealth and race, Tom Maguire asked if I could find “means and medians for income and wealth further sorted by age.” Well, I tried, but I was able to find only incomplete … Continue reading

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Alas, I'm Thuddingly Unfunny

Diane E. isn’t amused by my anti-feminist light bulb jokes. That’s okay; conservatives who send lefties “fuck you fuck you fuck you” emails aren’t my target audience. It’s a sad fact of life: generally righties don’t find lefty political humor … Continue reading

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Yummy Origami Goodness

I enjoy reading about how artists produce their work, even if I don’t understand the explanation in the least. So I really enjoyed reading “The Evolution of Origami Ungulates” by Joseph Wu. There’s actually a lot of stunning origami out … Continue reading

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Race and the Wealth Gap

Ted Barlow and Rob Lyman have been reminding folks of the importance of looking at race/wealth disparities, as well as the better-known income disparities. People are often surprised at just how huge the wealth gap is compared to the income … Continue reading

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How many anti-feminists does it take?

I’m too late for Ted Barlow’s amazing light bulb joke theme week, but I thought I’d post some anyhow. Q: How many anti-feminists does it take to change a light bulb? A: 51. One to change the light bulb, and … Continue reading

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If I ruled the world, part 793

Jennifer Manley Lee tells us that one of my favorite architects, Gaudi, has submitted his design to replace the World Trade Center towers – 77 years after his death. “It has been said that the plans may well have been … Continue reading

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The Absent Fatso

You all saw the final episode of Seinfeld, right? (I liked it better than most people did). You remember: Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer are in small-town Massachusetts, and they spot an exceptionally fat man being carjacked. [Cut to shot … Continue reading

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What Sam Heldman Doesn't Understand

Sam Heldman says he favored the Supreme Court’s decision in Eldred because the movie Shrek’s “soundtrack included John Cale’s version of Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah”: I think it’s great and even important that Leonard Cohen get a lot of money … Continue reading

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