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J Jay Samuel Davis

“Princess Qajar” and the Problem with Junk History Memes – A Bit of History

Junk history is embodied perfectly in a recent viral meme that portrays a nineteenth-century Persian princess with facial hair alongside the claim that 13 men killed themselves over their unrequited love for her. While it fails miserably at historical accuracy, the meme succeeds at demonstrating how easily viral clickbait obscures and overshadows rich and meaningful… […]

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J Jay Samuel Davis

We Are Addiction ~

“THE EXORCIST, RE-VISITED!” a poem a.k.a.: “No Rest For Those Without Rest In Their Degree Plan!” September Wednesday. Poetry tonight at The Holland Hotel at 6:30 P. M. AND Karaoke tonight at The Railroad Blues at about 10:00 P. M. Good luck!! 🙂 “There-are-two-options! FLAT-OUT! and SLEEPING-LIKE-THE-DEAD!” SHE said, laying there – a-spinning her pretty, […]

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God Bless America ~

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 ~ Mim All of the First Responder of 9-11 deserved our enduring gratitude, including the ones on the plane bound for the White House, because the passengers on it were the 1st First Responders. They gave all for us, and for the country they loved; consequently, they are of much note, […]

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Shy Stuff ~

“SHY THING(S)” a poem a.k.a.: “Food Products And Other Things That Are Not Out There On Display For A Variety of Reasons” September 11, 2019 (Wednesday) There’s SOMETHING THERE it-could-be-in-MY-mouth, but I can’t imagine what it might be, Because YOUR lips are closed and tight. So what it is, I can not see. But I’m […]