(15 seconds) A man and a woman in an intimate restaurant. He wears a tie, she wears a dress. A bottle of wine and a short candle shine between them. “I invented this new game,” the man says. “I call it ‘Mario Kart.’” “I think that’s already a thing.” The man pounds the table. “It’s […]
…are coming on Saturdays next month. If you don’t know what I’m talking about: this is a series of Saturday morning cartoons for adults. They may also be transcriptions of Saturday morning cartoons I remember from childhood. I just can’t recall which. You can read the old ones at the Uncanny Valley Magazine blog.
I just remembered this story, from These Are My Funnies #22 and #23 at Uncanny Valley‘s blog: A father, mother, and son sit around a modest dinner table. Dishes steam before them. The son, who is maybe eight, spears a pile of meat and raises it, dripping. His face is rapturous. “This pot roast is a […]
Angela Chen on preventing unintended doom-by-artificial-intelligence, in The Chronicle: Unrestrained, its power grows by leaps and bounds, until it will do anything to reach its goal: collect paper clips, yes, but also buy paper clips, steal paper clips, perhaps transform all of earth into a paper-clip factory.
…marking the moment where the normal became the terrifying, where the space of the house yawned wide and became the endless internal struggle of the labyrinth. On weirdified domestic spaces in PT, Resident Evil, and other stories.
Every now and then a product comes along that’s so great I’ll tell you about it. Usually the product is a tiny cookie. In fact, I’ll write about another tiny cookie later this week. Today’s tiny cookie is Annie’s Homegrown’s Bernie’s Farm Animal Cookies. The fact that I typed all that crap out just shows […]
Quote from Sarah. Zombie device!
Did you know Illinois’s state slogan? Doesn’t it seem a little goofy? A little backward-looking? I mean, Lincoln was, I guess, great, but does the state really want to be forever married to him? Will a better human never come out of Illinois? And then, if that person does, what will be the process for […]
New Statesman has another great article related to Anita Sarkeesian’s work (and other things going on right now). But don’t read the comments. I write without exaggeration that by 15 deep I was feeling uncertain of the value of the human condition.