September 21, 2014
[REVIEW] Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson

pankmagazine:

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"The miracle of this novella is that Johnson manages to create a character that allows us—through Robot’s own attempts to come to terms with what it means to be human—to reflect on our own humanity without being heavy handed about it."

Read more over on our blog.

September 19, 2014
So I was a jerk to the Village President of Morton, Illinois because of pumpkins and now there’s an article.
He ended up being really nice.

So I was a jerk to the Village President of Morton, Illinois because of pumpkins and now there’s an article.

He ended up being really nice.

September 19, 2014
Pabst Blue Ribbon Bought By Russian Beverage Company

Pabst Blue Ribbon Bought By Russian Beverage Company

September 18, 2014
americaniconoclast:

Best cosplay of the year? Yep, calling it early.

americaniconoclast:

Best cosplay of the year? Yep, calling it early.

(via superdames)

September 18, 2014
Happy Birthday Emoticon! :-) Turns 42 Years Old This Week

johndodge:

Happy Birthday Emoticon! :-) Turns 42 Years Old This Week

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By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) :-)

Today, everybody knows that combination of a colon, dash and parenthesis is a smiley face.

Until 42 years ago this week, that’s all it was, a series of nonsensical punctuation.

Then, Scott Fahlman, a Carnegie Mellon computer science professor, proposed using those marks to depict a smiley face–or a joke.

People had to be told to turn their heads to recognize the…

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September 18, 2014
Bomb Threat Targeted Anita Sarkeesian, Gaming Awards Last March

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Filed under: GamerGate 
September 16, 2014
Illinois Drivers Despised By Its Neighbors, Study Finds

johndodge:

Illinois Drivers Despised By Its Neighbors, Study Finds

Traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) – There appears to be a border war between drivers in Wisconsin and Illinois.

According to a study by insure.com, the most-hated drivers on Illinois roads are people from Wisconsin.

And the hatred is reciprocal up in Chedderland.

Illinois drivers are also hated in Iowa and Indiana.

Any Hoosier driving on the Borman Expressway would understand, as Illinois drivers…

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September 15, 2014

"This Is Phil Fish"

Regardless of whether you care about Phil Fish, this interestingly examines/dissects internet fame, especially in the video game world.

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September 15, 2014

Monday.

(Source: themason, via themason)

September 13, 2014

themason:

Attempted to start a restaurant war between Corner Bakery and Chipotle.

Sadly, they caught on to my ploys.

Oh yeah, my initial war with Chipotle is here.