10 Dumb Things From Mother Jones’s Dumb Profile of a Dirt-Worshipping White Nationalist

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Richard Spencer lives in his parents’ house in Wyoming, where he worships the rocks and stones. Occasionally he comes to Washington, D.C., to discuss the inferiority of black people with fellow dorks he has met on the Internet. For some reason, there is a very long profile of him in Mother Jones, one of the dumbest, least …

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In Which the Podcast Bubble Finally Bursts

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This post is nothing but shameless self-promotion, so you can feel free to skip it if you’d like. But since you’ve clicked already! My friends Vic Matus and Jonathan V. Last saw a gap in the marketplace: The world as we know it is sorely lacking in dudes yammering about pop culture. There just aren’t any podcasts like this one! So, you know, check out The Weekly Substandard, maybe?

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How that Pro-Bullying-Kids-Whose-Dads-Don’t-Vote PSA SHOULD Have Ended

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Have you seen the most obnoxious political ad ever made? Please, take 30 seconds to check this nonsense out:

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‘The Walking Dead’s’ Biggest Problem Is That It’s Too Effective (Spoilers)

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Spoilers for The Walking Dead’s season premiere after the photo.

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NFL Week 7 Picks, with Paulina Gretzky

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My plan was to go back to the well with Emily Ratajkowski this week. The last two weeks, both devoted to her, have been great for my picks. Then I was watching the Chicago Cubs play the Los Angeles Dodgers last night and saw Emily sitting in the stands. Clearly very happy to be @dodgers …

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On the Metaphysics of Throwing Your Vote Away

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As someone who is friendly with a lot of libertarians, I’ve spent much of the last few election cycles hearing them complain about others complaining that they (the libertarians) are throwing away their votes.

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Fan Theories Are Bad

THEORY: Your theory about these characters is dumb and bad

I’ve highlighted my distaste for fan theories before, so I’m not going to rehash that here. I just want to briefly call attention to this fine essay by David Roark over at First Things about the ways in which fan theories are, at heart, anti-art. Here’s Roark:

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Clinton Campaign Advisers: Don’t Mention Israel Among ‘Dem Activists’

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Hillary Clinton shouldn’t mention Israel in her campaign’s launch speech because it wouldn’t play well with Democratic Party activists, several top campaign advisers agreed last year.

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In Bold Move, Clinton Compares Trump to Litany of Film Heroes

American Hero or GREATEST American Hero? Hard to say tbh.

I have to say, I’m a bit surprised by the latest campaign ad from Hillary Clinton. Here it is:

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NFL Week 6 Picks, with Emily Ratajkowski GIFs

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I live by the adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and I hit a bunch of games last week so I see no reason to stray away from my decision to go all out with Emily Ratajkowski. There still is room for improvement, of course, so this week I decided to put all the pictures …

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Hillary Will Have No Mandate, Unless She Does

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My initial response to this tweet from Dave Weigel—as was the initial response by many conservatives—was to say “well, yes, that’s true”:

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Sweaters, Ranked

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Everyone loves Ken Bone not because Ken Bone is a high-minded philosopher or an everyman struggling to get by, but because Ken Bone rocks a red quarter-zip like nobody’s business. Ken Bone is great because Ken Bone reminds us that the best season is autumn, when one can really work on one’s layering game.

In the spirit of Ken Bone, then, allow me to offer the following ranking of sweaters/sweater-like apparel. All sweaters are great, but some are greater than others.

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UVA Jettisons Free Speech Over Fear of Backlash

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A friend recently brought to my attention the fact that the University of Virginia* forced a lecturer to resign after he made some (frankly, boneheaded) comments about the Black Lives Matter movement. After comparing BLM to the Klan (well, the “clan,” sic), Doug Muir was met with protests and the restaurant he runs with threats of boycotts. Reeling from several years of bad press—most of it bullshit brought about by the one-two punch of a fraudulent Rolling Stone article about sexual assault and an over-zealous police officer who has no affiliation with the University manhandling a black student in front of a bar—the University quickly washed their hands of Mr. Muir:

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This Art History Secret Suggests Hillary Clinton’s Health Is Worse Than We Thought

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Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has been plagued by questions about her health. Those questions intensified after she collapsed in New York City in mid-September and then took several days off from campaigning to recover from pneumonia. Is Hillary OK? Does she have dysphasia, as Katrina Pierson, M.D., has suggested? Does she require an old person’s walker, an advanced exoskeleton, or an elaborate system of pulleys and wires to move, as other experts have suggested? Why does she ride in SUVs with “like almost a little step that comes down,” AKA retractable running boards?

The answer to all these questions may be contained in clues from an esoteric corner of the art world.

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Trump Won, I Guess?

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I think Donald Trump won. He seemed more focused than in the first debate. He didn’t go off the rails, as he easily could have given his … difficulties this week. He pushed back against the moderators—who were hopelessly biased; who managed to confirm every fear and hatred that the average GOP voter has about MSM types—and did a good job of highlighting the absurdity of Anderson and Martha’s behavior.

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