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THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS IN NYC, PART IV

Part III is here.

First, ICYMI in the news feed, hack Dem mayor doing the Boss Tweed thing:

" Lil Nas X’s Smash Makes Country Wonder if Rap Is Friend or Foe. Again."

Article by Jon Caramanica @ NYTimes.com/Music, April 11

Over the last few weeks, “Old Town Road” — a strutting and lightheartedly comedic country-rap tune by the previously unknown 20-year-old rapper Lil Nas X — has lived an improbable number of lives.

Someone needed to invoke Godwin's Law on this Congressional Hearing

not to mention that Victim Olympics cards were being played to max. Mho, Nadler would only make a fair, not great, moderator on a blog:

"You shouldn't let poets lie to you"

Conspiracy Theories are Fun and Magical

Great title for a long term thread, so I am stealing it with this first example:

Secrets of the GOP revealed in this thread

The olden days

Fun thread:

On American social cohesion

Most of us feel like it is breaking down, but this point I just ran across made me think again:

A Chinese science fiction writer goes to Burning Man.

If your goal is to change culture--

This is a good little example of how you go about effecting changing culture:

Increasing visibility of non-conforming gender communities in stock photos @ CJR.org, March 26.

When "family values" conservatives complain about the influence of "Hollywood liberals" and "the liberal media", this is what they mean. And they are not wrong that it can help usher along culture change. Far more than many protests or the like, which can produce counter-productive blowback.

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