Ukraine’s Uprising, Stephen Harper’s Resignation, and Calming GIFs

By Hazlitt

The two month-old civil uprising in Ukraine crossed a dangerous threshold yesterday when two protestors were killed in clashes with police. Critics have accused the goverment of provoking more radical factions within the opposition to justify a tightening of the crackdown. According to the New York Times, authorities have geolocated people near the fighting and sent them SMS messages warning, “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”

Stephen Harper is resigning in 2014, Canadian Business confirms in a legally binding no-backsies blog post.

“‘Every time I see a transgender person in the media, their stories are always centered around their appearance/physical transition. Being transgender is more than a physical appearance. Being transgender is being all of who I am, and that includes keeping certain things from my life private. Please remove the personal information before it airs.’ Like Dr. V, my request was denied.”

Conversely, there’s the time Vanity Fair spiked a far-along feature on transgender golfer Christine Daniels in the interest of preserving her dignity.

What would Edward Snowden fight? One horse-sized duck or a 100 duck-sized horses? We’ll get our answer, probably, during a live Q&A set to stream today at 3 p.m. ET

China is, border-to-border, a nightmare doom-pit inside which nothing grows and you can never get the garbage-fire smell out of your hair. Just ask pretty much any Westerner.

Items of cultural import: 1) Holly Hendron teams up with digital artist Dr. Akihiko Taniguchi for “Chorus,” the most tumblr music video in the last thirty seconds; 2) New Aesthetic acolyte Nicholas Sassoon offers light therapy for the Retina set with his collection of calming gif patterns 3) this is look back at 10 hit songs from 2002 is weirdly depressing.

You and me, baby, ain’t nothin’ but mammals,” argued the Bloodhound Gang once upon a time. Let us consider how our animal side shows in songs about sex

And last, Sarah Silverman talks to Jesus about abortion: “A woman should not have to pack a lunch to get health care.”