Wednesday, May 2, 2007

A Couple Links of Varying Levity

I've been watching the most recent season of South Park (here) and really recommend giving it a look. The show has always been satirical in nature but this season has really been top notch in its assessment of current events. Also, the two episodes from season ten named Cartoon Wars, are interesting not only for for the show's take on the Muhammad cartoons (which apparently were censored by Comedy Central) but also for the show's self-reflection, which is just as biting as their critique of everything else.

Otherwise, this weeks This American Life (the Habeas Schmabeas episode) is really eye opening. If you've been paying any attention to the on-going saga of the Guantanamo Bay detainees I highly recommend taking a listen, it's important.

An interesting juxtaposition is this video which shows what (potentially) happens when a government undermines justice to exact revenge.

Something to think about.

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