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April 17, 2013

Breaking: David (Who?) Sirota Suspected of Being a Douche

You will be excused for not knowing who this is. I didn't know who he is.

Apparently he's a left-wing radio host who styles himself the most petite bad-boy you'll ever know. He says words like "motherf***er" 'n stuff, because that's just how he rolls.

So yesterday he wrote an article in which he hoped and prayed the Boston Bomber would be a white man, and then wrote a long article about White Privilege. Incidentally, as you can see, he himself is paler than Anderson Cooper, but his name ends in a vowel so I guess he thinks he's a minority. (I don't know how else he would justify using his own White Privilege to gain a job and a platform, at the expense of a minority.)

I'm not going to link the article. Here's the gist:

As we now move into the official Political Aftermath period of the Boston bombing — the period that will determine the long-term legislative fallout of the atrocity — the dynamics of privilege will undoubtedly influence the nation’s collective reaction to the attacks. That’s because privilege tends to determine: 1) which groups are — and are not — collectively denigrated or targeted for the unlawful actions of individuals; and 2) how big and politically game-changing the overall reaction ends up being.

This has been most obvious in the context of recent mass shootings. In those awful episodes, a religious or ethnic minority group lacking such privilege would likely be collectively slandered and/or targeted with surveillance or profiling (or worse) if some of its individuals comprised most of the mass shooters. However, white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings — even though most come at the hands of white dudes.

Most? Whatev's.

I wouldn't link this -- he's a non-entity who says stupid things; dog bites man -- except there's a humor angle.

First of all, sometimes David Sirota looks like this:

This is his Thoughtful, Just Chillin' Pose, you know, just layin' on his elbow, just hangin' out, just thinkin' about life 'n stuff pose.

Sometimes he likes Pointing.

Coehagen... I'm coming after you.

Oft-times he wears Spiffy Shirts.

He really does like Pointing. That's why I call him Mr. Pointy.

You, Sir, have been served.

But sometimes, when he's not Pointing, he looks like this: Bam!

The overbite on the lip gives the punch 125% Ultra Power. What, you guys never took Kara-Te? You're always supposed to do the overbite-lip thing. That's how you center your ki.

Anyway, @cuffymeh was noticing this dummy yesterday, and specifically enjoyed his Bam! pose, vowing, I think, to use it as punctuation for any well-made point.

This suggested a meme, in which the goal was to photograph oneself throwing a punch as if one had never before thrown an actual punch and if Punching was something that was sorta scary.

Some people joined in.

Why, I'll rap you with my old-timey mic-er-o-phone, I tells ya...

Whoops: It was @cuffymeh who noticed the Bam! pose, though he called it the Boom! pose. @exjon then suggested the idea of #sirotaing pictures.

I have changed it to Bam! on the advice of my attorneys.

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