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    Amanda Palmer sings at Wesleyan Humanities Festival, then writes #aPoemForDzhokhar

    Amanda Palmer sings at Wesleyan Humanities Festival, then writes #aPoemForDzhokhar

    Amanda Palmer, who grew up in Lexington, MA, is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

    Two days before the Boston Marathon Bombing, Palmer “performed live at Wesleyan’s Humanity Festival, a one-day musical celebration in solidarity against bigotry, racism and social divisions within a community”:

    Amanda Palmer Wesleyan

    In keeping with the spirit of the Humanities Festival, after the bombing Palmer wrote a poem for Boston Bomber #2, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, also known as Jahar. As if he wasn’t getting enough love already from his Twitter lovers.

    I’m not linking directly.

    Instead, I’m linking to this post at Gawker, Amanda Palmer’s “A Poem for Dzhokhar” Is the Worst Poem of All Time. You know if I’m linking to Gawker, I’m in a really ornery mood.

    You also can see reaction at Twitchy.

    Palmer’s poem also generated the Twitter hashtag #apoemfordzhokhar, at which people made up more “appropriate” poems for Dzhokar.

    Here’s the winner, in my mind:

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    Though there have been reports that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were registered to vote and there are entries in commercial databases indicating they were, they were not according to the documents available at the Cambridge Elections Commission.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/marathon-bombing-suspects-not-registered-to-vote-90420.html#ixzz2RFoumqdD


     
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    jimposter | April 23, 2013 at 9:13 am

    No one has ever successfully struck a pose as an edgy poet while playing a ukelele.

    Our last ukelele celebrity was Tiny Tim, and we all saw how that turned out.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with ukeleles.


     
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    Henry Hawkins | April 23, 2013 at 10:32 am

    “No one has ever successfully struck a pose as an edgy poet while playing a ukelele.”

    BURL IVES


     
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    Henry Hawkins | April 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

    When she watches National Geographic documentaries, she roots for the lions.

    “Who?”

    “Oh, some zipperhead.”


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