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Adam Yauch Remembrances: Wolf Blitzer Edition

Beastie Boys’ “Fight for your Right” is blasting from @wolfblitzercnn‘s office right now! #MCA — Eric Weisbrod (@EricWeisbrod) May 4, 2012 Everyone is so sad about the death of the Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch from cancer today, just everyone. Wolf Blitzer is playing that song. Wolf Blitzer is playing the Beastie Boys, in his office. Usually someone dies in his or her 40s and most people say “that’s sad,” but some people say, “meh, that person did things I didn’t like or had politics that were different from mine, so good.” That’s always so grating. But everyone is miserable about this death. It’s comforting. Read more on Adam Yauch Remembrances: Wolf Blitzer Edition…
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Hitchens On Hacks

Christopher Hitchens is dead. His essays were feisty and elegant, well within the great tradition of combative English pamphleteering. He was usually provocative, often dazzling in his historical and literary allusions, and rarely boring. He only became a bore, really, in his final decade. His ironic and playful mind became (at times) monomaniacal, first about the war against the Islamo Iron Guard or whatever the term was in 2003, and then about vicious dictator “God.” Your book-reviewer met him once, and the man couldn’t have been more of a gent. Read more on Hitchens On Hacks…
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BELOVED ARIZONA CONGRESSMAN RETIRING: Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, one of the House’s top super-crazies, will not seek re-election for his stupid seat. This brings the total number of Republican retirements in Congress to 14, which you may not have known, since all the news tells us is that every Democrat is retiring because they have fucked things up so badly. [WP/The Fix] Read more on …
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OH THAT IS SAD: Barry’s white grandmother died today. Since this happened one day before the election, we are currently too scared to check out the Free Republic reactions. [Washington Post] Read more on …