Have you heard about die-ins? They are all the rage in the aftermath of the Ferguson. Mo. riot, which occurred in response to a grand jury’s refusal to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male.

At a die-in for any cause, protesters collectively get down on the ground and pretend to be dead. The tactic is a favorite of environmental activists, AIDS activists, gun control activists — the whole spectrum of leftist demonstrating, really.

But what’s a protester to do while dying in? It’s not like the world stops. You’ve still got email. There’s still Facebook and Instagram. Angry Birds and WhatsApp beckon.

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