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Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Prize Patrol Immortality

quote [ Why Publishers Clearing House, a famously low-odds way of becoming rich beyond your wildest dreams, suddenly wants to pass down your winnings … if you win. ]

In the publisher's screaming house
[SFW] [people]
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Interview with Rick Gush - Writing for Westwood Studios

quote [ After the second titles in both Kyrandia and Lands of Lore there was a big big push for us to start using 3D art and that was a tough time. Westwood had all these 2D artists and I had to go tell them to go learn 3D Studio. Some of them did a good job in trying to adapt to the changing times, while others didn’t. It was a time of flux. ]

Interesting interview about writing and producing games in the 90s, including anecdotes about the Virgin-Westwood relation and the upbringing of some of the game concepts.
[SFW] [games]
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Monday, 17 January 2022

The Whitewashing Of Martin Luther King

quote [ Hi. In today's episode, we discuss the literal only MLK quote that Republicans ever mention, how it's a single sentence, why they love it so much, and what else he said that they're avoiding. ]

🎉🎉🎉Happy Whitewashing Day!🎉🎉🎉
[SFW] [history] [+2]
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The Gritty, Underground Network Bringing Japan’s Arcades to the US

quote [ After falling in love with an obscure anime rhythm game, I became obsessed with obtaining a machine of my own—or finding the people who could. ]

DDR, come on, come on
[SFW] [games] [+1 Good]
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Sunday, 16 January 2022

Inside a hollow library book, a secret library

quote [ That this zine collection had existed under the librarians’ radar—and who knew for how long?—thrilled Tatton, who felt as if she’d discovered a treasure. ]

Cool project and a nice research summary: at the end, there's an interview with the creators.
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
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Beastly Clues: T. S. Eliot, Torquemada, and the Modernist Crossword

quote [ Just a few years after The Waste Land appeared — a poem whose difficulty critics compared to some “pompous cross-word puzzle” — Edward Powys Mathers (alias: Torquemada) pioneered the cryptic: a puzzle form that, like modernist poetry, unwove language and rewove it anew. Roddy Howland Jackson reveals the pleasures and imaginative creatures lurking in Torquemada's lively grids. ]

Crosswords puzzle me
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Saturday, 15 January 2022

The forgotten medieval habit of 'two sleeps'

quote [ In the late 18th Century, a London tradesman even invented a special device for remembering all your most searing nightly insights – a "nocturnal remembrancer", which consisted of an enclosed pad of parchment with a horizontal opening that could be used as a writing guide. ]

I had too much to dream last night (extended).

[SFW] [history] [+2]
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The Overlooked Art (and Drama) of Courtroom Sketching

quote [ As 2021 came to a close, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted on charges of sex-trafficking in connection with her former partner and accomplice, Jeffrey Epstein. However, it wasn’t her misconduct or the salacious details of her lifestyle that went viral, but rather a courtroom sketch … of Maxwell sketching the sketch artist back. ]

No Pictionary with the sketch artist
[SFW] [art] [+2]
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Friday, 14 January 2022

Producers: Have you used a Cool Edit (any version) at some point in your career?

quote [ CEP has that charming destructive can't undo two steps back editing, baby😂 ]

Some nice conversation. Here's the same thread on Nitter

This is unearthing tattoos as well as Apollo Brown sampling sessions, amongst other anecdotes from beatmakers worldwide.

Found via Katrah-Quey. (quote source)

[SFW] [music]
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One of the Most Famous Victorian Dishes Is a Hilarious Lie

quote [ Brown Windsor soup was reportedly a favorite of the Queen. The only problem? It may not have existed. ]

And good old Queen Victoria was the Queen
[SFW] [food & drink] [+1 Insightful]
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