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Coffee Break

April 13th, 2012 by in Images, Links

The 5 Creepiest Disappearances That Nobody Can Explain – [Cracked]

10 Big Companies That Pay No Taxes (and Their Favorite Politicians) – [Mother Jones]

11 Reasons Springfield (from The Simpsons) Isn’t In Oregon[11 Points] (context)

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? – [The Atlantic]

Social media—from Facebook to Twitter—have made us more densely networked than ever. Yet for all this connectivity, new research suggests that we have never been lonelier (or more narcissistic)—and that this loneliness is making us mentally and physically ill. A report on what the epidemic of loneliness is doing to our souls and our society.

Jon Stewart and the Burden of History – [Esquire]

Sorry. It’s just that when you’re talking about Jon Stewart, you’re never just talking about Jon Stewart. You’re invoking the Jon Stewart narrative — the collective fantasy about Jon Stewart — and it leads to all sorts of inappropriate historical comparisons. You can even play the Jon Stewart Game, in which you start telling his story and see how long it takes you to compare him to someone he should feel really uncomfortable being compared to. See, he really is just a man, and a man from New Jersey at that. The township he’s from, Lawrence, is right between Princeton and Trenton — right at the intersection of smart and tough. He’s always been a ballsy little guy, with a feeling for the little guy.

Friday the 13th: Jason Voorhees’ Body Count (Graphic) – [National Post]

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