Friday, September 19, 2014

Pabst Blue Russians, Oakland street Buddhas, and Ivy League idiocy (link round-up 9/19/14)


"Just as troublingly, why are elite universities, of all institutions, perpetuating the destructive stereotype that smart people are one-dimensional dweebs?"

"The Buddha has withstood two attempts to remove him from his watch, one criminal and one governmental. Neither has worked."

"From Ireland to Turkey, nearly every country in Europe has at least one red dot on a map visualizing threats to journalists."

"So New York is implying that the Chinese Americans in Brooklyn either do not count, do not exist, or aren’t really in Brooklyn."

 "At the Smorgasburg food fair in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Mikheil Saakashvili motored in fluorescent green sneakers among bearded men with tattoos and women in revealing overalls."

"A Russian company has purchased Pabst Blue Ribbon, an iconic brew that’s been in production in the U.S. since 1844."

 "...they're consistent with the pre-election polls, which found consistently higher levels of support for independence among lower-income Scots."

 "Culturally, Khartoum is monolithically Arab and Muslim, with a watered-down version of a Sudanese urban identity."

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