In one of the most epic metaphoric bloodbaths in World Cup history, Germany shocked the entire world by scoring five goals in a single 18-minute span in the first half to take a 5–0 lead over Brazil in their World Cup semifinal. The goals all came between the 11th and the 29th minute to make them the fastest five goals scored by a single team in the history of the tournament. For Germany to have done this against the host nation, a team that hasn't lost a home competitive match in nearly 40 years, is crazy-making, as evidenced by photos being circulated on Twitter of Brazilian fans crying, reports of fans leaving the stadium, reports of chants against Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff, and this one devastated little kid:
Note that the kid was already in tears before Germany had its fifth goal and the two teams still had a second half to play, a second half in which Germany added a sixth and then a seventh.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.
The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.