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The phrase “living rent-free in your head” has lived rent-free in my head for some time. It feels symptomatic of the deep rot at the core of almost all human interaction online. These days it spews out of the mouths of the craven and the righteous, the world-famous and the anonymously online. Depressingly, it’s just another feature of the linguistic landscape now, so let’s check in on the latest in skull realty around the world.

Tenant: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

Landlord: AIPAC

Rent: Free

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Tenant: Auburn men’s basketball

Landlord: Tennessee men’s basketball

Rent: Free


Tenant: Guy who approves of the Mets’ trip to Syracuse

Landlord: Guy who does not approve of the Mets’ trip to Syracuse

Rent: Subsidized housing

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Tenant: Cardi B

Landlord: These bitches

Rent: Free

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Tenant: Spurs

Landlord: West Ham

Rent: Free

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Tenant: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)

Landlord: Fox News hosts

Rent: Free

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Tenant: Jesse Lingard, Manchester United

Landlord: Mesut Ă–zil, Arsenal

Rent: Free

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Tenant: Michael Avenatti

Landlord: R. Kelly attorney Steve Greenberg

Rent: Free

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Prospective Tenant: Michael Avenatti

Landlord: Detention facility in New York’s Southern District

Rent: Free

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Tenant: Matthew Tkachuk, Calgary Flames

Landlord: Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

Rent: Free

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Tenant: The non-corporeal spirit of John McCain

Landlord: Donald Trump

Rent: Free

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Tenant: Emily Ratajkowski and Sebastian Bear-McClard

Landlord: Antoni Ghosh

Rent: Free