Friday Night Links 19 April 2013
April 19, 2013 §
This week, from around the internet.
Will the real Franz Kafka please stand up?
Kafka’s genius is easily snatched for misappropriation because it asserts itself in shadows. A vision of existence as seemingly cryptic and complex as Kafka’s inevitably becomes a strip of flypaper to catch any interpretation that buzzes by it.
Doing anything is NOT just as good as doing something effective.
The Founding Fathers worried that “some common impulse of passion” might lead many to subvert the rights of the few. It’s a rational fear, one that is played out endlessly. Obama, who understands how to utilize public passion better than most, flew some of the Newtown families to Washington for a rally, imploring Americans to put “politics” aside and stop engaging in “political stunts.”
Dehli rape inspires a chastity belt upgrade.
After talking to women living in hostels about their experiences of harassment – called Eve-teasing in India – [students at SRM University in Chennai] developed a bra designed to deliver a 3800kv electric shock to any would-be rapist, enough to cause severe burns.
Replace your limbs with Legos.
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