Ben Dreyfuss

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Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones. He's done some other stuff, too. 

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Here is Obama's White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech

| Sat Apr. 25, 2015 10:55 PM EDT

Obummer's speech starts at 3:08.

What did you think?

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One Tweet Shows How Far We As Americans Still Have To Go

| Sat Apr. 25, 2015 8:33 PM EDT

Tonight is the White House Correspondents' Dinner. It's a really dumb event where journalists play grab ass with the subjects they cover. I think it's a venial sin at worse, because every industry has its stupid, embarrassing events, but even I, an apologist for it, found myself nodding along when I read this tweet.

He's talking about the WHCD at the Washington Hilton in DC and the protests against the killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. But in all seriousness, this tweet is evergreen. Terribly, awfully, intensely depressingly evergreen. This is America in 2015.

I'm going to watch the WHCD if I can, write some jokes, embed it in a blog post, etc...But the truth is: It doesn't matter. What matters is what's going on down the road. What matters is what's going on down so many roads.

 

"Jurassic World" Is Apparently Not About Humans and Dinosaurs Teaming Up To Solve Crimes

| Mon Apr. 20, 2015 2:26 PM EDT

I was pretty sure the dinosaurs and the people were going to get along really well and maybe go around the country solving crimes together.

I was apparently incorrect.

If the scientists are making these dinosaurs from scratch why don't they just like take out their teeth or make them allergic to human flesh or something? I'm no big city scientist, but I feel like the whole "they keep eating us!" thing could be bred out of them.

The "Batman v Superman" Trailer Just Leaked—And It's Dark As Hell

| Fri Apr. 17, 2015 12:10 AM EDT

Hello, darkness my old friend.

I've come to watch this trailer again:

via io9

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