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Here’s an op-ed from Kate Mogulescu of the Legal Aid society about how Super Bowl trafficking crackdowns hurt victims. @SusanElizabeth wrote something about this a few days ago. I don’t know who to believe: people who study and write about this as part of their careers, or a popular tumblr news blogger who thinks he knows everything.
“Praised by Buzzfeed” just doesn’t carry the same gravitas it used to for certain Tumblr news bloggers…. (An excellent read from Kate Mogulescu, btw.)
These are all lies, there is no way the internet’s foremost Derek Jeter apologist could ever be wrong.
“People are saying that Sherman is a Standford graduate but lets guess a couple things straight here, you know who else went to college? Hitler. Just because you managed to pose for pictures with the Standford tree for four years without trying to smoke it doesnt mean that your immune from criticism.”—
PFTCommenter with the strongest of takes about Richard Sherman
“The male removed a large block of cheese from his pocket and told her that he would pay her $20 to rub the swiss cheese on his penis.”—How big is a large block of cheese, and what sort of pants was he wearing to fit a “large block of cheese” in the pockets. Also, does he really need to pull the cheese out before soliciting his weird fetish, has that ever been a dealbreaker for him?
Holy shit, Anderson Silva. UFC is such a blood sport. Gnarly bendy blood sport.
That sucked a lot and I’m super bummed, but you’re gonna watch American football and call out a freak leg injury in MMA as evidence that it’s a blood sport?
I wrote that last night after perusing Twitter and Facebook reactions to Silva’s injury. MMA is certainly not the only sport I would call blood sport. American football, hockey, boxing, MMA… we can keep going and list all the sports with violent aspects that certain audience members get off on. It’s classic cultural relativism. I’m fine with MMA just like I’m fine with fighting in hockey and hitting in football. I know there are fine grains to this, that we could go on and differentiate between the freak injuries and the consequences of acceptable conduct in whatever sport we’re talking about. That was a freak injury, but some people get a thrill out of that stuff in a bloodthirsty way and social media makes it really easy to observe and engage with that.
UFC is pretty much the only sport in the world that at least 50% of the participants are pretty much guaranteed to have some sort of gruesome injury at the end or a face that’s swollen to the size of a watermelon. I don’t think anyone would ever argue that the NFL is a safe sport and lacking in violence, and really the only safe sports that exist in the world are golf, curling, and bowling (watch out for that carpal tunnel though!)
Calling UFC a bloodsport is very accurate, because it’s the only sport you can win solely by shattering someone’s orbital bone.