Thursday, February 21, 2013

How to Deal: The Necessity of Post-Tragedy Humor


O for Sweet Irony! Nike's Pistorius campaign has been the butt of many jokes recently.

"Roses are red, Violets are glorious,
Never sneak up on Oscar Pistorius"- @JohnnyHouse (Twitter)

"The tragedy is that, if Oscar Pistorius had no arms, this would have never happened" - @frankieboyle (Twitter)

Wittty? Sure. 

Funny? Well, if you're into that sort of thing.
Distasteful? Absolutely.

Yet no sooner had the Valentine's Day tragedy involving South African Olympic track star, Oscar Pistorius, and his girlfriend came out to the public, it has been one joke (well crafted or otherwise) after another

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Thank You To Our Readers From The Rogue Scholars

For a year now, the Rogue Scholar Society has worked week in, week out to bring you the best of cultural and socio-political commentary and discussion. From #StopKony to abominable rape comments by revered politicians, Lance Armstrong to the god Particle, Syria to the Olympics; if it happened in 2012, we had something to share with you, and were excited to have your audience and responses.

Not for nothing else, on behalf of the Rogue Scholars Society, we would like to thank you for your support through the whole process, and we hope 2013 and beyond will only see our forum go from strength to strength. To do that, we need your input!
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