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 In light of Disney fascination …and surprise marriage announcement, is Kim Jong Un turning N. Korea into a stage show?
via The Wall Street Journal 
(credit: Kcna/Xinhua/Zuma Press caption:  HAPPY TO BE THERE: Kim Jong Eun, center, the leader of North Korea, posed for photos with entertainers after a performance marking the 59th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. This picture was released by Korean Central News Agency on Friday.)
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In light of Disney fascination …and surprise marriage announcement, is Kim Jong Un turning N. Korea into a stage show?

via The Wall Street Journal

(credit: Kcna/Xinhua/Zuma Press caption: HAPPY TO BE THERE: Kim Jong Eun, center, the leader of North Korea, posed for photos with entertainers after a performance marking the 59th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. This picture was released by Korean Central News Agency on Friday.)

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 We were wondering when we’d see pictures of those Olympic rooftop anti-missile sites. They have corporate sponsorship also??
via NBC News
(credit: Jim Seida/NBC News caption:  Protesters pass a surface-to-air missile site atop a water tower on a residential block in Bow Quarter, London, Saturday. This is one of six missile sites installed around London in case of a 9/11-style attack during the Olympic Games.)
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We were wondering when we’d see pictures of those Olympic rooftop anti-missile sites. They have corporate sponsorship also??

via NBC News

(credit: Jim Seida/NBC News caption: Protesters pass a surface-to-air missile site atop a water tower on a residential block in Bow Quarter, London, Saturday. This is one of six missile sites installed around London in case of a 9/11-style attack during the Olympic Games.)

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 Shows how much the White House rides on popular culture.
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(credit: Sonya N. Hebert/Official White House Photo caption:  First Lady Michelle Obama is picked up by U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova during a greet with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility at the University of East London in London, England, July 27, 2012.)
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Shows how much the White House rides on popular culture.

via WhiteHouse.gov

(credit: Sonya N. Hebert/Official White House Photo caption: First Lady Michelle Obama is picked up by U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova during a greet with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility at the University of East London in London, England, July 27, 2012.)

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What’s happening in Anaheim? Shades of The LA Riots. Quite odd. Starbucks as refuge.

via The LA Times

(credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times Top photo caption: Starbucks customers cower under a counter as rioters in Anaheim throw chairs through the windows of the coffee shop at Anaheim Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue. Bottom photo caption: A crowd of protesters stops traffic at the intersection of Anaheim Boulevard and Broadway.)

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 White House shot offers informal poll, courtesy of Governor Christie, of Obama’s popularity with Ground Zero hard hats.
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(credit:Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption:  President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, right, greet workers during a tour of the One World Trade Center site in New York, N.Y., June 14, 2012.)
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White House shot offers informal poll, courtesy of Governor Christie, of Obama’s popularity with Ground Zero hard hats.

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(credit:Pete Souza/Official White House Photo caption: President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, right, greet workers during a tour of the One World Trade Center site in New York, N.Y., June 14, 2012.)

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 The concept of such military machismo on public display is somewhat alien to U.S. viewers. There’s an anime/cartoon quality to it – the musclemen, the weapons banners, the odd, only one-off symmetry. We should do this!
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Sherif Abd Monam/Egyptian Presidency/Handout/Reuterscaption:  Soldiers perform during a ceremony, attended by Egypt’s new Islamist President Mohamed Mursi at the Egyptian military academy in Cairo July 17, 2012.)
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The concept of such military machismo on public display is somewhat alien to U.S. viewers. There’s an anime/cartoon quality to it – the musclemen, the weapons banners, the odd, only one-off symmetry. We should do this!

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Sherif Abd Monam/Egyptian Presidency/Handout/Reuterscaption: Soldiers perform during a ceremony, attended by Egypt’s new Islamist President Mohamed Mursi at the Egyptian military academy in Cairo July 17, 2012.)

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 I don’t really understand this photo, but it’s an odd one. Maybe she was just hot due to the temperature. It’s certainly not due to relevancy. 
via Zimbio
(credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images caption:  Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate speaks at a “Patriots in the Park” Tea Party rally at the Wayne County Fairgrounds July 14, 2012 in Belleville, Michigan. The event was sponsored by Americans for Prosperity: Michigan and the Willow Run Tea Party Caucus.)
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I don’t really understand this photo, but it’s an odd one. Maybe she was just hot due to the temperature. It’s certainly not due to relevancy.

via Zimbio

(credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images caption: Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate speaks at a “Patriots in the Park” Tea Party rally at the Wayne County Fairgrounds July 14, 2012 in Belleville, Michigan. The event was sponsored by Americans for Prosperity: Michigan and the Willow Run Tea Party Caucus.)

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 I guess it wasn’t an option for the NYT to simply ignore a new book of economic proposals, these essays brought forth by one George W. Bush. (He’s purported to have also written the introduction.) Given the photo they chose to accompany the article, however, seems we’re just looking at more backlash.
via The New York Times
(credit: LM Otero/Associated Press caption:  Former President George W. Bush at a Texas Rangers baseball game on July 7 in Arlington, Tex. On Tuesday, he will present a book of national economic proposals by an array of experts.)
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I guess it wasn’t an option for the NYT to simply ignore a new book of economic proposals, these essays brought forth by one George W. Bush. (He’s purported to have also written the introduction.) Given the photo they chose to accompany the article, however, seems we’re just looking at more backlash.

via The New York Times

(credit: LM Otero/Associated Press caption: Former President George W. Bush at a Texas Rangers baseball game on July 7 in Arlington, Tex. On Tuesday, he will present a book of national economic proposals by an array of experts.)

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 The alternating threats toward, and defense of Penn State’s Joe Paterno statue belie the fact that the monument is fast becoming the spiritual cousin of the Saddam Statue in Firdos Square. In this version, the coach looks like he’s running for the first cab out of town.
(credit: Chris Gardner/Getty Images caption:  A statue of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is seen November 19, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.)
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The alternating threats toward, and defense of Penn State’s Joe Paterno statue belie the fact that the monument is fast becoming the spiritual cousin of the Saddam Statue in Firdos Square. In this version, the coach looks like he’s running for the first cab out of town.

(credit: Chris Gardner/Getty Images caption: A statue of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno is seen November 19, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.)

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 With the Boy Scouts doubling down on its gay ban this week, the photo the Daily News ran had the feeling of a backlash — especially with the AP photo credited to “Anonymous.” One thing the picture of Scout executive Bob Mazzuca is playing on is the meme of anti-gay advocates as repressed homosexuals.
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With the Boy Scouts doubling down on its gay ban this week, the photo the Daily News ran had the feeling of a backlash — especially with the AP photo credited to “Anonymous.” One thing the picture of Scout executive Bob Mazzuca is playing on is the meme of anti-gay advocates as repressed homosexuals.

via New York Daily News

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