What we read while Joseph Kony stood up to his cyberbullies…
- Yesterday was Selection Sunday! St. Bonaventure stole a spot (which would have gone to one of six teams) on the final day, and Iona snuck in, but other than that, there weren’t many snubs. Start filling out your brackets…
- If you hadn’t heard of Joseph Kony, the Ugandan warlord and new Internet sensation, before last week, you almost certainly have by now, thanks to the video made by Invisible Children. Though Kony is certainly an evil man, there have been lots of questions raised about the video’s accuracy and intent, as well as the nature of online activism. (It’s only a matter of time before Malcolm Gladwell starts trashing it…)
- Speaking of war crimes, Eric Holder clarified the Obama Administration’s position on when it can kill you. Here’s a hint: Judicial process is not always necessary! This policy may seem unwise, but nobody bothered to ask President Obama about it the next day.
- On the other hand, Obama called Republican candidates on their bullshit regarding Iran. Of course, Obama has basically been doing everything the Republicans say they would do on the issue of Iran. Can you even tell him apart from George W. Bush? And would a nuclear Iran even be so bad?
- Grantland unveiled its bracket to determine the best character on The Wire. Michael Schur responded with his own bracket, and Grantland featured some highlights of the show’s characters. Meanwhile, The Village Voice unveiled a bracket of best musicians from New York.
- In other news of great TV, someone cut a video of all the Breaking Bad openings.
- Kate Hopkins offers some advice for traveling alone.