Other Ten Percent 8/22/12

Aug 22 2012

Guess where I’ll be living next month? No literally guess because I seriously still don’t know. Christ I wish these apartments would get back to us. Internet links!
Design Fiction: ‘Mapping the Future With Tools From the Past’
Somehow being overly hyped about technology that doesn’t even exist yet sounds so much more respectable when you have an academic do it.
via Beyond The Beyond http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
August 21, 2012 at 06:58AM
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Grow up, game journalism!
This is not my favorite call for this kind of stuff from Leigh Alexander but that’s mostly because I think she lets Games Journalists off too easy. There’s a lot of weird economic forces at play but there’s also just decades of engrained sexism based on not really needing to give a fuck about women.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
August 21, 2012 at 01:11PM
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Akin Clarifies Clarification: Women Just Constantly Lie About Rape All The Time
Okay listen I…try not to make this blog political. My politics are fairly transparent and it just sort of seems like there’s no need but what the fucking fuck you guys? Like can we all take a moment to admit that shit is fucked when, in the year of our lord two thousand and fucking twelve, this dude is not instantly losing his election after this stuff? He’s basically a crazy person who can’t be bothered to gain a 7th graders sex education and he is probably going to win a US senate seat.
via Wonkette http://wonkette.com
August 21, 2012 at 01:17PM
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David Foster Wallace biography
Like everything related to david Foster Wallace this is both incredibly depressing and incredibly heartening. And, on the rare and probably coincidental occasion that I feel a very direct affinity for David Foster Wallace (the sudden fear in my late twenties that I have lost the need and ability to create fiction) I cannot decide if that is a depressing or heartening sign.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
August 21, 2012 at 01:29PM
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Report: ‘Nintendo Power’ to close its doors
I’m really certain that most of you are not going to care at all and I’ll admit that I haven’t looked at a Nintendo Power issue in a decade but my God I am super sad to hear about this because it was pretty much my ONLY magazine when I was a kid.
via Engadget http://www.engadget.com
August 21, 2012 at 02:56PM
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The Covert History of the American Condom by Collectors Weekly
It is a great week for covert histories of things you don’t really think about the history of between this and the packing pallet thing.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
August 21, 2012 at 03:10PM
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A report from the National Hobo Convention
It never ceases to amaze me what is and is not a made up John Hodgman fact.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
August 21, 2012 at 03:46PM
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A Working Hover Vehicle Prototype by Aerofex
Oh my God somebody please give me a hovercraft for my birthday. PLEASE.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
August 21, 2012 at 04:59PM
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Cats Who Love To Knock Stuff Off Tables
Maybe this is just me trying to find solace after learning that wherever Nikki and I move we are not likely to be able to get a pet but let’s face it you guys. Cats are pretty much just dicks. Dogs can be the dumb jocks of the animal world but they’re never intentionally dicks like this.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
August 21, 2012 at 05:00PM
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This Is Informative, You Should Watch It of the Day
Holy shit how did I never know like ANY of this history.
via The Daily What http://thedailywh.at
August 21, 2012 at 05:52PM
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