Gerry Canavan

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Friday Morning!

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* Waste your weekend the Manufactoria way. This is one of the best flash games I’ve ever played, I think—it hits the same sweet spot of manic focus for me as doing discrete math problems did back in college. (Thanks, Neil!)

* xkcd finds an impressive new angle on the ancient killing-Hitler time-travel gag.

* Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal has a clever about a cliched political metaphor.

* Photos of People Riding Invisible Bikes.

* Superhero photobombs. (Thanks, Lindsey!)

* Tom Chatfield interviews China Miéville.

Tom: Today, of course, you go online, and you can see that the Wikipedia entries for something like Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes are higher quality, better-referenced, longer and better-researched than many entries about the Second World War. You have this strange inversion in collective belief and emphasis, which ends up generating a lot more material a lot more confidently around the small stuff than the big stuff.

China: This is one of the bad things about the geekocratic moment. Even speaking as someone who loves geek culture at its best, nevertheless I think the sense of priorities is often skewed to the point of being demented.

Tom: Passion is very distorting. If the only reference you have is the strength of your own feeling, and you don’t temper it with something like a sense of social good or importance…

China: Yes, if you don’t contextualize it, it becomes disaggregated from totality—and ultimately it’s totality that one is interested in, social totality.

* The Two Guys from Andromeda are on Kickstarter looking for funds for what sounds like an unofficial Space Quest sequel.

* And in a rare bit of good news: Justice Department Demands Florida Stop Purging Voter Rolls.

Integration over Innovation

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May 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Nagoya

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I’ve uploaded some pictures from my (wonderful!) trip to Japan to Facebook and Flickr. Now, to figure out some way to beat this jetlag…

Good-Luck Cat

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July 28, 2011 at 2:43 am

Wish I Lived in Brooklyn

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October 21, 2010 at 2:56 pm

European-Style Photoblogging

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I’ve finally thrown up some photos from our European vacation on Flickr, including (among other things) a lot of shots of those Belgian comics murals we were so taken with. Enjoy, if you’re so inclined…

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September 1, 2010 at 1:06 am

Vintage NASA

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A Flickr set filled with vintage NASA art.

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June 13, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Tetris Everywhere

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World’s greatest Flickr gallery: Tetris Everywhere.

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June 2, 2010 at 1:10 am