The Feed: The Trouble with Internet Jokes

 

Not Funny Dept: Orange County Republican Party central committee member Marilyn Davenport emailed an image of President Obama as an ape as part of a “family portrait” of apes, with the caption “Now you know why no birth certificate,” to several fellow conservatives. While some Republicans, including Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh, have denounced the image and her actions as obviously racist, Davenport has not apologized and refuses to resign. According to Davenport, her disgusting email was just “an Internet joke.” Guess what Marilyn, Internet jokes can come back and bite you in the arse. What a dummy. OC Weekly

Think Before You Tweet: New Zealand parliament member Melissa Lee has gotten herself into a bit of a pickle. As it turns out, just hours before giving a speech in defense of the controversial “three strikes” copyright law that is being rushed through parliament, Lee had tweeted:

Better practice what you preach lady. Under New Zealand’s copyright laws, even if the songs on her K Pop mix CD were legally downloaded and paid for (as she claims), it is still illegal sharing. TorrentFreak

 

Internet Junk Yard: Where Internet memes and other Internet oddities go to never die: Encyclopedia Dramatica. I tried reading some of the entries, but it’s all in creepy cyber speak.

 

Tumblr of the Day: Speaking of crap on the web, here is one flavor of the ever popular “f*ck yeah” variety of tumblrs: f*ck yeah dementia.

 

Video of the Day: Lose the hairy dude in boxers, give me that French bulldog.

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