Other Ten Percent 5/3/13

May 03 2013

Man after a largely productive week today was like pulling teeth. I kinda just looked at my notebook for hours and wrote down nothing. Even trying to get Other Ten Percent together took forever. I’m not really in love with half the things on here and I started gathering them 7 hours ago.

The design of cattle brands
Okay I lied this one at least is ABSOLUTELY the kind of thing I’m happy to have on OTP.
via kottke.org http://kottke.org/
May 01, 2013 at 12:50PM
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The cult of Shadow of the Colossus
And now, a history of people who became single-mindedly obsessed with discovering every single secret in one of the best games ever made and turned out mostly alright afterward.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
May 02, 2013 at 07:41AM
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HOWTO play Tetris forever
This I would cut not because it’s bad but because it’s a second “let’s get absurdly in depth in figuring out every nook and cranny of a video game” article of the day.
via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net
May 02, 2013 at 07:52AM
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Janelle Monáe Featuring Erykah Badu, “Q.U.E.E.N.”
You know, I was not in love with this single (coming out just after Get Lucky I joked it was the second best soul inspired pop song from an alternate 1978 I’d heard that week) but when you’ve got the meta-fictional context of it being what she plays when she breaks out of temporal stasis in a museum that is displaying her as one of history’s great rebels it works a hell of a lot better.
via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/
May 02, 2013 at 02:00AM
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Why Humans Will Survive the Next World-Ending Catastrophe
Humans will survive the next world ending catastrophe because we write articles (and books! Annalee has been writing this thing for some time now.) like this.
via io9 http://io9.com
May 01, 2013 at 04:11PM
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What It’s Like to Live a Year Without the Internet
On one level this is pretty much exactly the outcome I’d expected “leaving the internet doesn’t fix your life it just fixes the part where you were on the internet too much” but it’s described in such an intelligent and personal way that it’s absolutely worth your time.
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
May 02, 2013 at 10:24AM
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This fan video of Starships is sheer unadulterated joy
This is the one I’d probably delete if I had more stuff. It’s so on the nose that the rake gag quality of “starship supercut set to Starships” keeps going back and forth between hilarious and insufferable. Maybe I’m being way too harsh though? If you’ve got 3 minutes watch this and tell me if I’m being too hard on it. 
via io9 http://io9.com
May 02, 2013 at 10:46AM
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“The Best Alien Folk Duo Scifi Action Romance Comedy Movie Ever Made”
This has a lot of potential to be WAAAAAAAAY too twee for its own good. It also has the potential to be pretty amazing though.
via io9 http://io9.com
May 02, 2013 at 11:30AM
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Oh dang, Supreme. You just got ethered by legendary artist…
Great moments in artistic iceburns.
via Put This On http://putthison.com/
May 02, 2013 at 02:19PM
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Eliel Santos, New York City Man Who Fishes Valuables out of Sidewalk Drains
This I wish I could replace because I have nothing of interest to say about it. “Boy, this sure is an unusual way to make a living.”
via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com
May 02, 2013 at 03:16PM
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