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Matt Yglesias, discussing the top news of the day, made this awesome analogy.

Matt Yglesias wrote:
World War I and Taylor Swift
Brief office conversation this morning about how to analogize the Taylor Swift / Nicki Minaj spat to World War I.

The way I see it, Taylor Swift is Germany -- a rising power allied to a declining power (MTV) and provoking fear from others. Nicki Minaj is Serbia, pursuing a gripe with MTV. Black Twitter is Russia, coming to Nicki's assistance. Kanye & Kim are Russia and France, while Katy Perry is Italy joining the Allied cause but totally ineffectual. Lurking in the distance is the United States of America -- a.k.a. Beyoncé -- actually the mightiest power of them all, but so far staying out of the fray.
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This might help:

https://ca.celebrity.yahoo.com/post/124868680138/from-first-...
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I'm still trying to figure out how Nicki Minaj is much of anything.
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This might mean more to me if I had heard of half of these people whistle
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Orangemoose wrote:
This might mean more to me if I had heard of half of these people whistle


I envy your ignorance!
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wifwendell wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:
This might mean more to me if I had heard of half of these people whistle


I envy your ignorance!


You wouldn't if you had to live with it everyday. soblue
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Orangemoose wrote:
wifwendell wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:
This might mean more to me if I had heard of half of these people whistle


I envy your ignorance!


You wouldn't if you had to live with it everyday. soblue


There are some things which are good to be ignorant of; current pop music is one of them...
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...and J-Pop too!!!!
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Shaun L wrote:


Here are the steps I handled this:
1. Clicked link.
2. Scrolled up the top of the page.
3. Got to top and started to not give a shit about what they said.
4. Realized I didn't give a shit.
5. Closed link.
6. Moved on with life.

If I was any of those countries...I'd be offended right now.
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demondude777 wrote:
Shaun L wrote:


Here are the steps I handled this:
1. Clicked link.
2. Scrolled up the top of the page.
3. Got to top and started to not give a shit about what they said.
4. Realized I didn't give a shit.
5. Closed link.
6. Moved on with life.

If I was any of those countries...I'd be offended right now.


Finding myself in total agreement with demondude777 is a little strange and slightly disconcerting. Like that time someone made a world war I analogy out of some stuff that rich people were saying to one another.
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So MTV is Austro-Hungaria?
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PandoraCaitiff wrote:
So MTV is Austro-Hungaria?


So by implication, I'm to deduce that a deranged follower do Nikki Minaj assassinated a vice-president of MTV?

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gamedog wrote:
PandoraCaitiff wrote:
So MTV is Austro-Hungaria?


So by implication, I'm to deduce that a deranged follower do Nikki Minaj assassinated a vice-president of MTV?



I wouldn't try to stretch the analogy too far...
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