Tonight’s Watercooler is in solidarity with the thousands who took the streets in Chicago last weekend for a massive march to support the people of Gaza — and with the many thousands more participating in similar protests worldwide, including the West Bank.
A much more modest protest took place in Austin yesterday, sponsored by several local organizations that support an end to the conflict. About as many, or slightly fewer people came out as the last rally I wrote about in this watercooler. I quipped to my friend Gayle that in the Texas heat each person should count for 2. My friend, who is in Middle Eastern studies, retorted that during Ramadan every Muslim protester (unable to drink water in that sun!) should count for 4.
— Saulo Corona (@SauloCorona) July 24, 2014
Bits and pieces:
- A Gawker writer spent 14-hours eating “endless” mozzarella sticks, and then FiveThirtyEight mathematically analyzed how to get “most” from this disgusting undertaking.
- Laughing Squid shared a tiny drum kit built into a can of Orangina.
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