One of the few sites I’ll regularly read at work is Cracked. Even though it recognizes that many of its articles aren’t meant to be taken seriously, there’s alot of genuinely surprising stuff to be learned there, many sparks for long wikipedia searches. David Wong (who I’ve just learned through wikipedia is the pseudonym taken by a certain Jason Pargin) […]
Awhile ago, I wrote about how StarCraft II was more like SC 1.5, had failed to take any really big, risky, innovative steps, and became boring to play and watch once the game solidified. The game’s design quickly led to stagnation in the competitive scene. Well, here’s a recent post by SK_MC, a decorated champion once considered the best Protoss […]
We need more of these. From the Times Magazine, which still produces some quality stuff: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/magazine/paul-kagame-rwanda.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&smid=tw-nytimes&partner=rss&emc=rss& And Grantland: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9626413/the-mysterious-death-17-year-old-football-player-valdosta-georgia
“Jack, did you just invite me to play? Why the fuck are you playing dota right now? You realize that’s like…if you asked me to play a pickup football game during the Super Bowl…” – Dean Sunday wrapped up the week of DotA 2 comprising the biggest event in e-sports history, with 16 teams competing for a prize pool of […]
http://publicshaming.tumblr.com/post/55715208108/baseball-fans-super-angry-hispanic-american-superstar Actually you know what, this entry isn’t entirely dystopian because my faith in humanity has gone up, knowing that there’s at least one site dedicated to embarrassing these idiots. Thank you, public shaming tumblr.
This is what White House spokesman Jay Carney said about Snowden after he was allowed to fly from Hong Kong to Moscow: “Mr. Snowden’s claim that he is focused on supporting transparency, freedom of the press and protection of individual rights and democracy is belied by the protectors he has potentially chosen: China, Russia, Ecuador, as we’ve seen,” Mr. Carney […]
First of all…this is by a wide stretch the best playoff series I’ve seen. You got the feeling that every single possession mattered; and they did, despite the fact that several of the games ended in “blowouts”. Anytime the Spurs or Heat lost focus for a string of possessions in a row, the game quickly spiralled out of control, because […]