“The Overprotected Kid” – via The Atlantic

If a 10-year-old lit a fire at an American playground, someone would call the police and the kid would be taken for counseling. At the Land, spontaneous fires are a frequent occurrence. The park is staffed by professionally trained “playworkers,” who keep a close eye on the kids but don’t intervene all that much. Claire
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“Family Guy” Attempts A Marginally-Less Suck-Ass Episode

Here’s five minutes of footage from the upcoming “Family Guy”/”Simpsons” crossover episode. It includes another swipe at “Bob’s Burgers.” Viz: Homer: “What’s he doing here?” Peter: “Oh, we gotta carry him because he can’t fly on his own. We let that other guy try, and look what happened:” [Cut to Cleveland Brown (from the failed “Family Guy”
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On Letterman: “MacArthur Park”

Why did the CBS Orchestra pack the Ed Sullivan Theater stage with 33 musicians and play a five and a half minute version of “MacArthur Park“? Because recently, Letterman was driving around with his son and the satellite radio played this song so many times in a row that the kid screamed “No more caaaaaake!!!” So,
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Followup, Of Sorts

Many Twitter responses to yesterday’s post about sorting problems:   @Ihnatko so would the band “The the” collapse into it’s own black hole of alphabetisation? — riccto (@riccto) July 19, 2014   @Ihnatko my large section of modern rock vinyl remains unsorted because of these very issues. A.C. Newman thwarts my plans. — JMF (@torsampo)
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Another brilliant startup idea

I’m going to need some investors (also, people who know how to build a really good app and how to create and maintain mission-critical messaging infrastructure). Because I have had one of those Can’t Possibly Miss ideas. You’d like to turn off your phone during off-hours. But there’s always a chance that you’ll miss a message
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Kotaku: $900 Blade Runner Gun Looks Totally Worth It

Kotaku: “$900 Blade Runner Gun Looks Totally Worth It”. Having read the article and seen the pictures, I have absolutely no argument whatsoever with that headline. What is it about movie props that triggers the lizard/monkey/Ferengi parts of our brains? Our powers of critical thought abandon us, replaced with the single urge: WANT. (“Our” =
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