On if he had a preference to face either the Red Wings or the Ducks in Round 2:
No, not really. I dislike both teams…equally.
This is the correct answer. Also, dreamboat.
In honor of the NY Islanders clinching a playoff spot. Also a tribute to NHL 94 and 95 on the Sega Genesis, my favorite sports games ever made, and the long lost Hartford Whalers.
Once it gets put in the terrorism bucket, we must do everything in our power. No one ever says “people are going to die from terrorism, that’s just the way it is.” And if it’s in the gun bucket, “yeah, 30,000 people are going to die every year from guns, that’s just the way it is.” Why is that the case?
Chris Hayes dives into how applying different labels to these actions changes the public’s perception of the events, and helps to enable our (over)reaction to any action deemed terrorism — despite the fact that statistically, gun violence completely dwarfs terrorism in terms of victims. Digby sums it up nicely:
He does not discount the unique meaning of terrorism and the special fear it invokes. But he contextualizes how we deal with fear and violence in a way that no one else does and offers us some needed perspective on our priorities and responses.
Hayes did excellent work on his show Up With Chris, and it looks like that trend will continue on his new show All In. I highly recommend it.
rip off the knob
Colbert: “Could you just drop like a little electrical impulse down into the pleasure center of my brain and give me the feeling all that time that it’s like, it’s like I’m a freshman in high school, and it’s winter time, and I’m about to get up and my mom comes in, and it turns out it’s a snow day! And I get to snuggle back underneath the covers and she brings me tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Cause if you could find that, just hook a 220 line up to it and just crank it up and rip off the knob. I want…I want to go home.”
Dr. Collins: “I get that, that’s the amygdala or something like that but we don’t understand it well enough. You know—”
Colbert: “Work on that first.”