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Episode 122: Enjoy Your Death Trap, Ladies!

Plus: When they send you to a camp full of swastikas, it’s usually a bad sign…

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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
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Katie gets deceived by the Daily Kos, a leftist coffee shop suffers an expected fate, and Jesse explains how Buddhists ruined summer camp for everyone.

Links:

Rebekah’s sneakily-worded post on the Daily Kos:

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2022/6/2/2101940/-Rebekah-makes-national-headlines-in-Whistleblower-win-joins-Crist-Fried-in-Orlando-in-major-speech

Mina’s World shuts down:

A post shared by Mina’s World (@minasworld4you)

Libs of TikTok weighs in on the Mina’s Cafe situation:

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Queer-owned business shut down by employees for not being woke enough
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Doc Marie’s website (WARNING: pointless)

https://docmaries.com/

Hidden Villa:

https://www.hiddenvilla.org/about-us/

Hidden Villa’s Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/hiddenvilla

Hidden Villa’s swastika statement:

https://htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.com/files/letter-to-the-community-6-8-22-1654978228.pdf

How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it:

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29644591

Here, have some Jewish swastikas:

https://www.tod.org.il/en/blog-holocaust-day

The swastikas that started it all (note left-facing orientation):

The Palo Alto Online article explaining the situation:

https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2022/06/13/hate-symbol-or-buddhist-emblem-hidden-villa-cancels-summer-camps-for-1000-kids-after-staffers-resign-over-swastika-tiles

Los Altos Town Crier article:

https://www.losaltosonline.com/news/updated-hidden-villa-cancels-all-camps-after-key-staff-quit-citing-structural-racism/article_a0c7129a-e788-11ec-a721-d3ca305b4938.html

“What a stupid f*cking way to have a really important conversation”:

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Facebook comment highlights:

https://imgur.com/a/DzBvawm

The Tweet that broke the news to Twitter:

Noah Smith weighs in:

Wes Yang chimes in:

Ryan Grim’s take:

The title:

Image: Women dance together at WildRose, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. WildRose, which opened in 1984, is the only remaining lesbian bar in Seattle. (Genna Martin, seattlepi.com) (Photo by GENNA MARTIN/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)"