YouTube is a strange place.
The Baffler,  November 10

Weekly Bafflements

We tried (and failed) to find five nice things from the internet this week.

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Online is extremely fucked up.

Here’s a truly wild look at the world of Kid’s YouTube, where algorithmically-driven content production is creating some really weird shit.

 

“Tell me about a complicated man.”

The New York Times Magazine has a great profile of classicist Emily Wilson, the first woman to translate the “Odyssey” into English.

 

“Pony” by Ginuwine should be the National Anthem.

Emma Roller polled some of her coworkers at Splinter about what song they believe should replace “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

 

Here are some pictures of Bruce Springsteen.

That’s all they are. They are nice. Please don’t let Bruce Springsteen be a bad man.

 

Couldn’t think of a fifth thing.

It’s been another long week, in a long month, of a long year. Get a drink after work.

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