Other Ten Percent 9/27/12

Sep 27 2012

I’m really starting to enjoy the new WoW expansion but that may just be the stockholm syndrome setting in. I have sunk a double diget number of hours into this game now so I’m damn well going to rationalize some value in that proposition if there isn’t any there to begin with. I managed to pull myself away long enough to write up some other video games and find you these links though. I hope you appreciate that I could have been beating up 10 wolves and collecting 8 bits of buzzard meat instead. Oh the exotic life of the games journalist. Here are those links by the way.
Always Sunny’s Cast Change of the Day
I’ve never been a huge Always Sunny fan (“The Gang is terrible to each other and strangers” reads this week’s synopsis in TV Guide, as it does every week) but I can’t deny that a comic genius came up with this commercial.
via The Daily What http://thedailywhat.cheezburger.com/
September 26, 2012 at 05:00PM
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Black Ops: ‘Post-Racial’ Comedy in the Age of Obama
I had not really bothered to think about the position of African American comics in general in quite a while (racist) though quite a few of my favorite comedians right now are black (so racist) including Donald Glover and Key and Peele. Anyway this article is super fascinating because it manages to be both about the state of race in America and how comedy has to react and bend around that sort of thing.
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/
September 26, 2012 at 05:15AM
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How to Get Reliable Medical Information on the Internet Without Turning Into a Hypochondriac [Video]
For the first time ever, non-sarcastic vital information for your everyday life.
via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com
September 26, 2012 at 08:00AM
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Silcon Valley’s high-tech bus commuter lines visualized
Nikki sent this to me on MONDAY and if I have just refused to invest the tiny bit of effort it would have taken to cut one of my automated stories and replaced it with the link sent from Nikki that would have taken like 8 seconds to link to. Let it be known that if I had paid more attention to my girlfriend’s link it would have been quite the coup.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 25, 2012 at 03:38PM
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Debunking the NYT feature on the wastefulness of data-centers
I really don’t have the technical knowledge to definitively state why this is such an effective smackdown but even without it it’s incredibly satisfying to see somebody so thoroughly dismantle an argument by just knowing a shit ton more than the person they’re arguing against.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 25, 2012 at 05:58PM
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The Hustler’s MBA
Putting aside how smug and privilege-y the first lesson here is and the eye-rollingly obvious 9th lesson this thing is actually fairly interesting it seems like an interesting blueprint for what educating yourself will look like when higher education totally collapses if you can just get around the part where it’s basically saying “just be independently wealthy for a little bit. You can probably do it by playing Poker or something.”
via swissmiss http://www.swiss-miss.com
September 26, 2012 at 03:44AM
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Movie poster for Jodorowsky’s Dune
A movie poster for a sci-fi epic that never was. I’m going to need to put in some new walls just to have somewhere to put all the prints.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 26, 2012 at 06:16AM
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Rolling Stone interviews Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez at the same time
And now, a bunch of cartoonists talkin’ bout cartoons and shit.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
September 26, 2012 at 01:02PM
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How the Internet will (one day) transform government
Not totally sure I’m buying this but I do like Clay Shirky and I am in the market for some optimistic visions of the future so I’m going to let this one percolate for a bit.
via swissmiss http://www.swiss-miss.com
September 26, 2012 at 03:00AM
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hi-Call, A Bluetooth Handset Glove
ALL I HAVE EVER WANTED IN LIFE IS THE ABILITY TO MAKE A PHONE GESTURE WITH MY HAND AND HAVE THAT ACTUALLY RESULT IN A PHONE CALL. SO MUCH SO THAT I AM NOW STUCK IN CAPS LOCK. I HOPE THIS WEARS OFF BEFORE TOMORROW.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
September 26, 2012 at 12:00PM
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