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Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

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<p>The town of Inarajan, located on the southwest coast of Guam with a population of 3,052, flicked her long red hair out her eyes and sighed. People were always telling her she was beautiful, but she...

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“The town of Inarajan, located on the southwest coast of Guam with a population of 3,052, flicked her long red hair out her eyes and sighed. People were always telling her she was beautiful, but she just didn’t see it. She examined herself in the mirror carefully. What was so beautiful about large violet eyes, long slender limbs, and the ruins of several colonial Spanish forts? Certainly she was nowhere near as lovely as her friends Tumon, a tourist hub featuring over 20 large hotels and a Duty Free Shoppers Galleria, or Andrea, who wore a C-cup. Inarajan’s mother entered, her mouth tightened with disapproval. Inarajan’s mother did not understand her. It was as though they were from two different worlds: Inarajan was just a small coastal village, and her mother was an invasive species of brown tree snake from the Phillippines. “It’s time,” said her mother. “Must I?” said Inarajan. “You must,” said her mother. She hesitated, and Inarajan thought she might say something to comfort her, but her mother merely shook her head and decimated Guam’s indigenous bird population.”

The Wikipedia Entry For Guam, Retold As A YA Novel

I wrote this! Please click through and read the whole thing.

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funnyordie:

21 Low-Cost Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
There are plenty of ways to show Mom you care without breaking the bank.

A full day at the spa, but just as a spectator.
Twitter shout-out with a link to her latest mixtape.
Coupon good for 45 minutes of you lying about how your life is going.
Flowers, but bad ones.
500 Facebook links where she won’t believe what happens next.
A firm, long handshake with steady eye contact and closed-mouth smile.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in your web series.
A Danzig record, but not “Mother” because that’s a little on the nose.

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I wrote some of these too!

funnyordie:

21 Low-Cost Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

There are plenty of ways to show Mom you care without breaking the bank.

  • A full day at the spa, but just as a spectator.
  • Twitter shout-out with a link to her latest mixtape.
  • Coupon good for 45 minutes of you lying about how your life is going.
  • Flowers, but bad ones.
  • 500 Facebook links where she won’t believe what happens next.
  • A firm, long handshake with steady eye contact and closed-mouth smile.
  • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in your web series.
  • A Danzig record, but not “Mother” because that’s a little on the nose.

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I wrote some of these too!

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williebhines:

Elaine May was sexy as all get out.

These are all amazing. Thanks Will for sending me down a long Nichols and May rabbit hole today. In a Vanity Fair article I found a transcript of a short commercial they did.

ELAINE: I have something to tell you, darling.

MIKE: Fine, darling. Can I have a beer, please?

ELAINE: Of course, darling. Here is a glass of cold, extra-dry, sparkling Jax beer.

MIKE: Thank you.

ELAINE: You’re welcome. Phyllis shaved the dog today.