„Why So Socialist?“: Unmasking the Joker

[T]here’s a very real chance that the Obama/Joker image is in itself meaningless. This is not to say, however, that the context is meaningless, or that the image is worthless. Quite the contrary, in fact – just because we can’t affix objective meaning to a given cultural artifact doesn’t mean there is nothing to learn.

Whitney Phillips – Unmasking the Joker

Sunday Links for 2009-06-21

Sunday links for 2009-06-21:

  • Online archive of 19-th-century newspapers from the British Library [Link]
  • The inside story of the Conficker worm [Link]
  • Rant on the story arc craze in television series [Link]
  • New York Times article: The Obama Haters’ Silent Enablers [Link]
  • First new element for five years makes periodic table [Link]
  • How your computer can benefit all of mankind [Link]
  • 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive [Link]
  • David Rumsey’s Historical Map Collection [Link]
  • Ecocomics: If Supervillains acted according to economic theory [Link]
  • Fascinating article about worldwide data center infrastructure [Link]
  • The Text Adventure Games That Ate Our Brains [Link]