Other Ten Percent 7/22/10

Jul 22 2010

I have a new idea for a project that involves watching a lot of movies and doing some writing so I’m going to go ahead and knock this OTP out of the way pretty quickly. Weirdly I had all the links by like 9 in the morning but then did a bunch of stuff so I’m only writing it at like 6pm. TIME IS WEIRD.

*History* *Gaming*
A Roman Glass Gaming Die
http://www.christies.com/Lotfinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=4205385
I’ve decided that the D&D joke with this is that they’d think of being a knight as a sci-fi setting.

*Science Fiction* *History*
Frankensteinia
http://frankensteinia.blogspot.com/
The history and commentary that has built up around Frankenstein is way way better than Frankenstein anyway so I’m glad there’s a blog that collects it all.

*Theme Parks* *Urban Decay*
A Dilapidated Recreation of China Right Outside of Disney World
http://io9.com/5592447/a-dilapidated-recreation-of-china-right-outside-of-disney-world/gallery/
This is super weird even for io9.

*Science Fiction* *Alternate-History*
Neo-Nazis, Syphilis and World War III
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2010/07/neo-nazis-syphilis-and-world-war-iii.html
It may surprise you to learn that, in addition to being kind of a crazy person, Phillip K. Dick was, later in life, an actual honest to God crazy person.

*Exploration* *Finance*
ATMs in Antarctica
http://kottke.org/10/07/atms-in-antarctica
My first thought when I saw it was Wells Fargo that operates these was “boy, I wonder how dickish their fees are on THOSE machines.” “This ATM Machine will charge a $300.00 transaction fee. Do you accept this fee? YES/DIE IN A FROZEN TUNDRA.”

*Japan* *Culture*
The Art of Apologizing
http://thedailywh.at/post/840931554/meanwhile-in-japan-of-the-day-courtesy-of-japan
Japan is WEEEEEEEIRD.

*Science* *History*
RIP, Robert Galambos, Bat-Neuroscientist
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/07/21/rip-robert-galambos.html
Does Batman have his own Bat-Neuroscientist do you think?

*Interior Design* *The Sun*
The Impact of Light
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/inspiration/the-impact-of-light-dwell-122435
I miss having a lot of natural light in my room you guys.

*Video Games* *Images*
Desktop Wallpaper(s) of the Day
http://thedailywh.at/post/841025281/desktop-wallpaper-s-of-the-day-pldh
My Pokemans, let me use them as a desktop background.

Webcomics Roundup
Yo, Nedroid Raps.

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