Internet Hunting and Gathering – May 6th and 7th

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As my friend and I observed last week at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco, hipsters never really change. Jerome Young’s painting appears to be channeling the same sort of people who regularly show up at prog rock festivals, or at least the kind of people who attended Tulane with me and went to the same parties I did.

Anywho, as far as the Internet goes…

The Children’s Illustrated Clausewitz

This is both expressive and rather surprisingly useful. (Yes, I’ve read Clausewitz – but I didn’t know I could just do THIS…)

Long a Survivor in Syria, a Dutch Priest is Slain – New York Times

“I don’t see Muslims or Christians, I see, above all, human beings,” he said, who “hunger to lead a normal life.” As the only priest left in the Old City to help the people there with their suffering, he said, “how can I leave? This is impossible.”‘

Do You Know Why You Hate Gluten?

The consensus seems to be “I have no idea whatsoever, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.” After all, who wouldn’t like an excuse to gently terrorize an underpaid waitress at Denny’s?

Journalists Angered by Repeated Violence During Demonstration Coverage – VOA Cambodia

It’s getting more dangerous for journalists in Cambodia, as recent government responses to protests in Freedom Park have demonstrated.

Farley Mowat, Canadian Writer and Wildlife Advocate, Dies at 92 – New York Times

I loved Farley Mowat’s work in elementary and middle school. Lyrical and beautiful. RIP.

Someone Ate This

This is an entire website devoted to horrifying images of food that people 1. created, 2. consumed and 3. thought it would be a good idea to share with the entire world. The psychology on display here is deeply unsettling. Good for a laugh, do not look at before lunch.

And a rather trenchant observation on the relative priorities of Boko Haram from my friend Dan Trombly:

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