What a shitshow!

Here are some of the things I’ve seen characterized as a shitshow (or a shit show) during the last 115 days:

Go back just a little further and we have late-night host John Oliver’s “Clowntown Fuck-the-World Shitshow 2016” (March 2016); fellow late-night host Samantha Bee’s “most deranged electoral shit show in a generation” (February 2016) and Shit Show the Musical” (à propos the presidential inauguration); and Michael Moore’s “My friends, this … is … a shit show” (also à propos the inauguration, at :55 in the video). In the March 2016 issue of the Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg reported that President Obama privately called the situation in Libya a shit show. (In public, he called it a “mess.”)

And that’s very far from a comprehensive list. It’s enough to make one agree with this sentiment from @hugetiny in Austin, Texas:

 

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Sweary links #3

The sweary links are arriving thick and fast these days. Here’s a fresh batch of foul-mouthed items of interest.

The Globe and Mail, having published the band name Fucked Up, robustly defends the decision.

It wasn’t all nasty, brutish and short. Countering the myth of Anglo-Saxon swearing.

Finding the poetry in Kim Sears’ profanity.

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