Tea With Chris is a roundup of recommended links, posted every Friday. Here are a few of our favourite things from the Internet this week:
Chris: Nitsuh Abebe ponders why Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” became an unofficial Osama-hit anthem: “Thus does the death of Bin Laden, who was sort of the evil photo negative of a pop star — a charismatic multi-millionaire who communicated mostly by releasing videos — turn into something very much like a pop song. Most Americans want to party, and most Americans wanted Bin Laden to die of something other than renal failure. Listening to this song as a festive assassination theme has a classic Bush-era ‘bring it on’ quality: We cherish a solid excuse to indulge in a little high-spirited cockiness, chauvinism, and provincialism about the things we like and do well.” Yemeni dissidents, however, seem to prefer a different Dr. Luke composition.
As it turns out, I would in fact watch Guy Maddin browse a shelf of DVDs.