Link Post - The Spookiest Place On Earth

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

October 25, 2018

Boing Boing - In addition to being home to the biggest population of plastic headed rodents, turns out that Disney theme parks are also home to the scattered ashes of fans.

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Link Post - Role Playing A Political Education

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

October 25, 2018

Polygon - Using gaming to explain politics as a process with a specific set of rules that govern the process is a great idea. Divorcing people from idealogy allows them to see the sausage making for what it really is, as well as showing how things are changing as news is decentralized.

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Link Post - The Publishing Scam

MikeNM

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October 25, 2018

Antipope - After hearing that apparently scammers are trying to get their hands on manuscripts, Charlie Stross teases out how badly a publishing scam would really go.

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Link Post - The Novels Of 9-11

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

October 23, 2018

The Quietus - The idea of using a novel's place in the cannon to properly review is certainly a grandiose thing to do for a new release. On the other hand, when people write about 9-11, things are going to get heavy. I have two complaints about the review. One, this list is missing Jonathan Safran Foer's excellent Extremely Loud And . . .

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Link Post - The Culture Problem

MikeNM

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October 22, 2018

Vox - This article is worth sharing just for the historical evolution of the Snow White story. Personally, I like Neil Gaiman’s take on the story. However what really made me share this was that Ben Shaprio reacted to this by acting as if Kristen Bell was asking for Snow White to be banned, when instead it was about how she contextualized the . . .

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Link Post - Quality Satire

MikeNM

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October 19, 2018

McSweeny’s - Though McSweeny’s is more miss than hit these days, this was a great piece.

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Link Post - Not Everything Is Terrible

MikeNM

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October 18, 2018

Takeout - If you ever needed to remember why local business rule, this story should remind you. A manager at a local Pizza place in MI gets a call from a long lost customer in IN. The customer was dying and only asked for a card, and instead, the Manager drove the pizza over 200 miles. Just a nice reminder that not everything is terrible.

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