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Harvard Beats Yale In Latest Round Of Elitist F*ckery

November 15th, 2011 | 1 comment | Posted by Jen

In the run-up to “The Game”–Harvard and Yale’s annual pre-Thanksgiving pretense at college football–Harvard students have produced this “Occupy Yale/We Are The 6%” shirt, the 6%, as Gawker’s Maureen O’Connor points out, referring to Harvard’s 2011 admission rate, the lowest of the Ivies and a whole 1.15% lower than Yale’s:

Jesus Fuck. This is actually too boring to be offensive. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: you can’t have a school rivalry when your football has become so sub-par. Harvard, Yale (my alma mater)…does anyone really think there’s a difference? We’re all the same kind of asshole. (Except for the person who actually buys the Occupy Yale shirt. S/he is a MUCH bigger asshole.)

When measuring Ivy League dick, I much prefer this shirt, by men’s designer Mark McNairy:

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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Oakland Mayor Jean Quan And The Police Response To #OccupyOakland

October 29th, 2011 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

I don’t know how local politics in Oakland work, but I do know after this week that politics in Oakland ain’t working. On Tuesday before dawn, the police raided the Occupy Oakland encampment in Frank Ogawa plaza, using tear gas and bean bag-rounds to clear out protesters. Later that night, Marine and two-time Iraq War vet Scott Olsen was critically injured during a protest march when a police projectile–most likely a tear gas-canister–hit his head and fractured his skull. Olsen remains in the hospital ICU in “fair” condition.

During the first incident, Mayor Jean Quan, who’s been in office less than a year, was on a plane to D.C. She later said she hadn’t been involved in the planning of the sweep and didn’t “know everything” that had happened. Quan maintains City Manager Deanna Santana and interim Police Chief Howard Jordan were responsible for the sweep and that she didn’t even know when the eviction would take place.

As for the second incident, which was reportedly much more confrontational than Tuesday’s early-morning sweep, the Oakland police, like Quan, have also denied responsibility for their actions. According to the Washington Post, police have denied using rubber bullets and flash-bangs on Tuesday night’s protesters, even though “many” photos and videos have emerged to the contrary. One Occupy Oakland protester who came to Scott Olsen’s aid after his skull was fractured by that police projectile told the SF Chronicle that after Olsen fell, the police threw another tear-gas canister at them and refused to help Olsen, who by then was bleeding from the head.

So if Mayor Quan and the Oakland police aren’t responsible for suppressing the Occupy Oakland protests, then who is exactly? Who is ultimately accountable to the people of Oakland?

The silver lining to all of this: Occupy Oakland has become an “international symbol of resistance,” gaining the support its own city officials have failed to provide from people around the world.

[photos via WaPo and Boing Boing]

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Intern Jasmine’s Links Of The Daysian

October 3rd, 2011 | 0 comments | Posted by jasmine

DISCRIMINASIAN alert! A karaoke bar in LA’s Koreatown is looking for hostesses, and only “FRAGILE” lady candidates need apply. How do you say “This is some tall bullshit!” in Korean? [Jezebel]

Occupy Wall Street: now with more zombies! [AJC]

You down with OFC? A restaurant called “Obama Fried Chicken” has been spotted in Beijing. [Shanghaiist]

The next designer to collaborate with Target is Jason Wu (hurray!). The collection of clothing and accessories will be available next February, leaving plenty of time for Target to figure out how to avoid the shit show that happened with their Missoni collection. [New York Magazine]

Margaret Cho writes candidly (and humorously, of course) about her queer identity. [HuffPo]

Mindy Kaling’s awesome blog is back! [The Concerns Of Mindy Kaling]

Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney were able to “Come Together” (requisite Beatles reference!) for a friendly photo at the premiere of George Harrison: Living in the Material World. [HuffPo]

What’s the bigger scandal concerning Kim Jong-Il’s grandson’s Facebook profile? That there’s a photo with him with a cute girl who may or may not be his girlfriend, or that he’s apparently a fan of democracy? [Gawker]

Rachel Lee, leader of the “bling ring” that stole jewelry and luxury goods from Hollywood celebrities like Brian Austin Green, Paris Hilton, and Audrina Partridge, pleads “no contest.” [LAT]

[Photo via NYDN]

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