‘Jack’s Stuff’ Category

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Two Good Stories

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

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Censorship Chronicles: A Gem

http://www.theonion.com/articles/let-me-explain-why-miley-cyrus-vma-performance-was,33632/?ref=auto

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Amazing DotA Art!

http://tiny-tyke.deviantart.com/art/Dota-2-A-lapse-in-vigilance-325001417 the thumbnails are on the right. So good.

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The International 3: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

“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 […]

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Dystopian Diary: The ASG Anthem

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.

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Dystopian Diary: Brief Snowden Update

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 […]

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Game 7 Wrapup

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 […]

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A Game 7 Team Guide for the Basketball Heathen

While frantically and excitedly sharing the roller-coaster high from the unbelievable back and forth ending of game 6 on gchat, a curiously novel thing happened. I discovered that both a nerdy friend of mine, as well as one of the 26 and stupid, couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. The fact that many people don’t follow basketball isn’t […]

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EdJackulation: Why Man of Steel was a HUGE Disappointment

Hello Readers!  This marks the first in a series of reviews/articles which will be co-authored by 26andStupid’s Ed & Jack.  We call it EdJackulation.  Today’s feature will focus on the recently released Man of Steel, directed by Zach Snyder. Intro: Jack Christopher Nolan definitely gets part of the blame for what I saw last night, and how I reacted to […]

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Dystopian Diary: More Chomsky and Nader

There’ll be more original stuff coming soon, I promise. But to bridge the gap, more Chomsky: http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/06/04/noam-chomsky-are-we-on-the-verge-of-total-self-destruction/ The best part of this article is probably the North Korea section. It’s pretty easy to immediately inspire hatred or dismissal if you even try to talk about North Korea or some other country summarily branded crazy and evil in anything but those […]

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