Tit for Tat

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• “The mag’s publisher Carey Exton says he thinks many tattooed people are for Clinton because she ‘tells it like it is.’” [Philly]

• “In the seemingly counterfactual, hateful sentence ‘Obama IS a muslim and he IS a racist and this is a fulfillment of the 911 threat that was just the beginning,’ the slashless ’911′ isn’t a reference to September 11, 2001; it isn’t even slang for “emergency.” It’s a reference to the total number of parallel dimensions. The ‘Obama’ they’re talking about here isn’t, of course, the Christian politician from our world who gave the ‘A More Perfect Union’ speech in March; it’s the alternate-universe version, who is naturally our Obama’s opposite in every way–sort of like Ultraman, the evil Clark Kent of Earth-3.” [TNR]

• “Buffy the Vampire Slayer saved the world and the sanity of NPR’s Jamie Tarabay while she was in Baghdad. Tarabay explores why she needed the slayer during her time in Iraq.” [NPR]

• “Members of the Obama campaign disputed the results of the footrace, pointing out that the Illinois senator had long ago called for ace of black magic times infinity with no backsies.” [The Onion]

• “For my part, I’m just glad that I haven’t had to write a thirty-third post on how stupid the ‘gas-tax holiday’ was. Believe me, if you had told me a last year that I was destined to spend a significant part of my life writing about a ‘gas tax holiday,’ I would have, right then and there, started up a scorching heroin habit.” [HuffPo]

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