Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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5 comments:

  1. IMG, you simple-minded fool.

    This is a comment on the overblown, racist media hype revolving around Jeremy Lin and his admittedly meteoric rise. The media takes this vast, complicated, beautiful story about one man's personal and professional blossoming, perfectly coinciding with the reinvigoration of a once-proud franchise, both at the time when it seemed most unlikely (with the Carmelo and Amare injuries) and when it needed it most (following a long losing streak). The media pays lip service to this part in favor of a focus on his ethnic background. To Deadspin's credit, they took a look at the "Is he Taiwanese or Chinese?" issue, but the media as a whole focuses on making up nicknames.

    "yo dawg..." is a parody of Stuart Scott, a stand-in for the entire media, who will spout inane catchphrases during Sportscenter rather than address these issues. He added more characters via the hashtag so that a spirited debate about the intersecting roles of the media, race, sports, culture, redemption, and fandom could be intelligently and logically discussed. I applaud this commenter.

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  2. I Could Live Here SureFebruary 14, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    The dogs playing poker. That’s Escher.

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  3. ?? ?? ?? ????!

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  4. Know Your Meme: http://www.viddler.com/v/effe2b8b

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  5. I just want to know what the first draft said ...

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