leegovatos.com’s Saved Items http://www.leegovatos.com/fever Shaun Inman’s Fever http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Uncle Warren, on the merits of punching Nazis]]> actuallyclintbarton:

mattfractionblog:

breakthecitysky:

“I understand there’s been some confusion online as to whether it’s ever right to punch a Nazi in the face.  There is a compelling argument that all speech is equal and we should trust to the discourse to reveal these ideas for what they are and confidently expect them to be denounced and crushed out by the mechanisms of democracy and freedom.

All I can tell you is, from my perspective as an old English socialist and cultural liberal who is probably way to the woolly left from most of you and actually has a medal for services to free speech – yes, it is always correct to punch Nazis. They lost the right to not be punched in the face when they started spouting genocidal ideologies that in living memory killed millions upon millions of people. And anyone who stands up and respectfully applauds their perfect right to say these things should probably also be punched, because they are clearly surplus to human requirements. Nazis do not need a hug. Nazis do not need to be indulged. Their world doesn’t get better until you’ve been removed from it. Your false equivalences mean nothing. Their agenda is always, always, extermination. Nazis need a punch in the face.

(And the argument that such assaults allow Nazis to get more attention doesn’t work so well when they were already going live on a national television network, because this is where we are now. This is how normalised their presence in our culture is.)

Glad we got that cleared up.”

- Warren Ellis, in his latest issue of Orbital Operations, to which you can, and should, subscribe.

SEE A NAZI
SMACK A NAZI

Punch a Nazi

Make Captain America proud

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<![CDATA[Bristol cops mistake their own race relations advisor for a suspect, taser him in the face at the gate of his home]]>

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Judah Adunbi is a 63-year-old black man who lives in Bristol, England, where he volunteered as chairman of the independent advisory group on race relations; police confronted him while he was walking his dog in front of his home on Saturday. When he refused to show them ID, they tasered him, sending him crashing to the ground, cracking his head on the pavement. Then they charged him with "assaulting a constable in the course of his duties." (more…)

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<![CDATA[Report: Your Mean Tweets Upset Donald Trump on His Special Day]]>

On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States, an occasion that most people would celebrate as one of the greatest moments in their lives. Donald Trump, however, reportedly spent the day getting “increasingly angry”—all because of some not-so-nice messages on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[44 Beautiful Color Photos Documented Everyday Life at Florida Beaches in the 1980s]]>
These beautiful photos he shot when he was young, they documented everyday life at Florida beaches, mostly on the southeast coast in the 1980s.







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<![CDATA[Sundance Review: THOROUGHBRED]]>

Get this movie on your radar now.

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<![CDATA[Hip-hop's most influential sampler gets a 2017 reboot]]> The impact of Akai's MPC series on hip-hop cannot be overstated. The first model -- the MPC60 -- hit the market in the late 80s, perfectly timed with hip-hop's culture of borrowing and reinventing classic beats and melodies. The MPC's iconic pad-base... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/22/akai-mpc-live-mpc-x/ 843986@leegovatos.com/fever Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:27:00 GMT <![CDATA[RECORD WHEEL #3 – THE MERCHANT OF GROOVES]]>

A video posted by Oliver W./Soul Sides (@soulsides) on

In honor of the Groove Merchant’s recent pop-up at RappCats in L.A., this week’s playlist is built around songs from that sale and a couple of other GM gems collected over the years.

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<![CDATA[Sundance Review: INGRID GOES WEST]]>

Plaza’s near perfect in this blackest of comedies.

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<![CDATA[Sundance Review: THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES is a Charming Feel-Good Movie]]>

Going into this movie, I already had high expectations. I love Jessica Williams and absolutely adore Chris O'Dowd and have ever since IT crowd. It's entertaining and both of the actors are great in it. The movie follows an aspiring playwright (Jessica WIlliams) as she deals with rejection, teaching children, and finding love.

I quite enjoyed this movie. It made me laugh and made me feel good as I left the theater which is often what I look for in a movie. Besides being entertaining, however, it lacked in depth. Not to say that it has no depth, but just that the film tries to deliver multiple messages that the overall theme gets a bit lost in it all. 

The film seems to be trying to say that the reason why you write or do anything is for the love of it and the love of theater. But then you also see certain themes about finding love, and moving on, and finding your voice. These are all great messages and ideas to share, but when you put so many in a movie and want them all to be given the same importance, it weakens the theme you want to deliver the most.

This being said, the movie still managed to deliver some wonderful performances. Both Jessica Williams and Chris O'Dowd were fantastic. Jessica Williams fit the character so very well. It honestly feels like the role was written with her in mind. And it was. So yeah. I give Jessica Williams some great credit being for such a strong forward minded woman without feeling like a message being shoved down my throat. She was likable and full of fun and strong energy. Right from the beginning as she danced on the roof of her building, I felt she was someone that I could enjoy following for the rest of the film. Chris O'Dowd also brought great comedic timing to the show. It is obvious he has a firm understanding of comedy and what makes a delivery work, as almost every line he delivered was done in such a way that made you at least smile.  

Overall, I would say this movie is worth a watch. It has great performances and clever writing.  You will not be disappointed.

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<![CDATA[The Rivalry Of MARIO And SONIC Outlined In Short Video]]>

Like Pepsi and Coke, everyone had a preference in the 90s whether they preferred Mario or Sonic. While their rivalry has since subsided and a clear winner of the two has been decided...read more on GameTyrant

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"Honestly before tumblr it was difficult to find very much lesbian imagery at all online — it was always the same ten or twelve stock photos — let alone pictures of lesbians taken prior to 2000..." - she said.

"So I started collecting them. I scoured tumblr, discovered regional library archives online and visited websites..." Riese added. "Unsatisfied with the racial diversity present in the imagery I found online, I began scanning books, screenshotting google books and even screenshotting documentaries. It took months, but every time I look at this post and the faces after faces of queer women throughout history... I get really excited!"

And here's the gallery:

1850s

Charlotte Cushman and Matilda Hays


1880s

Sculptor Edmonia “Wildfire” Lewis

Kitty Ely class of 1887 (left) and Helen Emory class of 1889, Mount Holyoke students


1890s



Photo by Alice Austen

Two women, 1899


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<![CDATA[Three Ways to Make Sure You Pick a Good Tailor]]>

It seems like the number one tip about dressing yourself is always the same: get your clothes tailored. That’s a great idea, but to do that means you have to actually have a tailor, and finding the right one is of the utmost importance. Luckily, clothing expert Alison Freer has some great tips on how to just that.

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<![CDATA[Sundance Review: BITCH]]>

This dog’s purpose is a little harder to suss out, but likely far more rewarding.

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<![CDATA[Ben Heck's vintage Japanese arcade mod]]> The Ben Heck Show team has been approached to repair and enhance a vintage Japanese arcade Pachinko machine! Pachinko machines are common gambling games in Japan, and are still in use today. Most of the modern titles have hidden features, hints... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/22/ben-hecks-vintage-japanese-arcade-mod/ 843988@leegovatos.com/fever Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[Kellyanne Conway: lies are "alternative facts" and if the press says otherwise, there's gonna be trouble]]>

Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer inaugurated his first day on the job by telling easily falsifiable lies about the relative sizes of the Trump inauguration crowds and those of the Obama administration. (more…)

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<![CDATA[Sundance Review: Nuns Go Wild in Medieval Comedy THE LITTLE HOURS]]>

The Sundance Film Festival has arrived! One of the things I enjoy most about this event is that I have no idea what to expect from most of the movies that I see. It's like playing a deadly game of cinematic Russian roulette. You pull the trigger on seeing a film you know nothing about hoping it doesn't blow your brains out. 

The first film I saw at the festival was a medieval comedy called The Littlest Hours, and it didn't necessarily blow my brains out, but it was certainly a misfire that left me dazed and confused. This was an absolutely ridiculous movie. I had no idea what the hell was going on in this film or what the point of it even was. 

The story was is set in medieval times and follows three nuns named Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci), who lead a simple yet complicated life in their convent. "Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry."

The film was written and directed by Jeff Baena, who previously wrote and directed Life After Beth and Joshy, both of which I liked! This latest film of his, though, completely missed the mark. 

I thought the story and tone of the film were all over the place. There were a few laugh out loud moments when the nuns would start shouting out vulgar language and beating the hell out of the poor maintenance laborer, but the whole nuns behaving badly thing got old really fast.

A lot of the comedy felt forced, and there was no natural progression. It was like the creative team kept trying to think of shocking things that they could do with medieval nuns, so the movie seemed like one stupid shocking nun thing after another. Hell, one of the nuns even turned out to be a witch, and that whole aspect of the story played out terribly.

Then there was the end of the film, I won't say what happens, but it felt like it belonged in a completely different movie! There were many disjointed story arcs in the film, especially the ending. It ended on a story element that was hardly even explored in the film. 

I thought I'd really like this movie because I'm a fan of the cast and the filmmaker! Unfortunately, for me, the movie was more annoying than it was funny. I guess it just wasn't my style of comedy. I'm sure there's an audience out there that will enjoy it, especially if you think you'd enjoy bad nuns going wild in a terrible story.

I seriously have no idea how a studio is going to market this film to audiences.

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<![CDATA[Meet the Man to Blame for Comic Sans]]>

Comic Sans has gone from being the ubiquitous text choice of early web Angelfire pages to being that font that everyone thinks sucks. But for its creator, Vincent Connare, it’s “the best thing I’ve ever done.”

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<![CDATA[Seven Body Language Mistakes You Won't Want to Make In Your Next Interview]]>

A job interview is your best chance to make a good impression on a future boss and team, and while it’s also a time for them to impress you, you want to make sure you send the right message with your non-verbals. This graphic outlines seven different body language mistakes you won’t want to make, and how to avoid them.

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<![CDATA[10 Great Marvel Movie Scenes That Were Improvised by the Actors]]>

It's not surprising to learn that sometimes in the heat of the moment shooting a scene for a film an actor will improvise something that wasn't in the script. Sometimes it works and it ends up in the film, other times it doesn't. Screen Rant has released a new video list that breaks down ten great Marvel movie scenes that were completely improvised by the actors. From what I've heard, some people can argue that the entire Iron Man film was improvised, yet it wasn't even mentioned in the video.

In recent years, Marvel movies have absolutely dominated the box office and have brought us some of the most memorable performances of all time. From Robert Downey Jr’s Ironman to Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool, some of the greatest actors in the world are lining up to play heroes from the Marvel comics. While there is fantastic writing behind every one of these characters, some of the most amazing moments from these films happen when the actors decide to go off script and just let their impulses drive them. For this video we are taking a look at some of the best examples in our list of 10 Marvel Superhero Movie Moments That Actors DID NOT See Coming! Enjoy this video and be sure to hit the subscribe button to get more awesome Screen Rant content, every single day!
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<![CDATA[80's Dark Portraits: Striking Photos from Rome’s ‘Dark Movement’ Scene in the Early 1980s]]> Dino Ignani, refers to this subculture as the “Dark Movement”. You may know it more as post-punk, new wave, goth and probably a whole host of other labels. No matter how you categorize it, you know when you see it and the movement holds a very special place in all of our hearts.

"Dark Portraits" is a selection from the artist’s archive: shots of the youth that lit up the Roman night life in the early ’80s and, in particular, the venues and events related to the so-called dark universe. The dark community encompassed the various musical tendencies and the fashion of those years. These photos were shot in video-bars, discos and other places where dark events took place at the time (Olimpo, Supersonic, Angelo Azzurro, Blue Bar, C-Club, Venice, Black Out, Uonna Club, Piper, Cinema Espero) and where Ignani would invite the habitués to pose for their portraits.






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<![CDATA[9 Weird but Data-Backed SEO Predictions for 2017 by @LarryKim]]> When it comes to making SEO predictions, a lot of experts take the safe route. I think it's time for a few more bold predictions – nine of them in fact.

The post 9 Weird but Data-Backed SEO Predictions for 2017 by @LarryKim appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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<![CDATA[Sundance Review: LANDLINE]]>

Gillian Robespierre transports Jenny Slate to the ‘90s and brings us along for the ride.

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<![CDATA[Scott Reviews Kyoko Miyake’s Tokyo Idols [Sundance 2017]]]>

The loose-knit collection of films that fall under the category “documentary” can take on nearly any form they want to, but too many take a standard form as read without considering the meaning of the images they lay down. You know the type – a camera crew follows a few people around as they go about their business, occasionally stopping them for interview segments, and possibly interspersing archival footage where appropriate. Kyoko Miyake’s Tokyo Idols operates in this form, but quickly transcends it. Every image requires the viewer to look a little bit deeper, to second guess its presentation and what’s being directly stated, and quite often to look even a little beyond whatever they might find from there.

The “idols” the title refers to are teenage female pop singers who don’t yet have a proper recording career, but who perform for legions of loyal fans almost nightly. These crowds range from a half-dozen to a few hundred. They are almost entirely male, and they trend considerably older than the girls they worship. Some are in their early twenties, but the film is most interested in those in their forties. And many are there to see them every single night.

To deny the sexual component would be absurd, but to blame it all on sex would also be reductive. Their relationship is best summarized by the handshake, nearly the only form of touching typically allowed at the meet-and-greets the girls host on a regular basis. The handshake, we’re told, has a longer history as a signifier for sex than its modern association of friendship and camaraderie, so by allowing it, the girls are tacitly acknowledging the men’s interest while maintaining a degree of deniability that retains their honor. The men, meanwhile, hold no illusions that the girls would ever take an active interest in them. But to them, the idols are not merely sex symbols – they represent freedom.

The men’s stories are uniform – they work boring jobs, they never quite lucked out in relationships, and they’ve never had an avenue to express themselves. The idols give them that. The ecstasy they express at the shows is that of finally finding freedom. It’s just that, as one might expect, many take it too far. One man went to 700 shows in a year. Another spends $2000 a month on shows and merchandise. Many have no savings left. Some have quit their jobs. These men of extreme devotion are called “otaku,” and a great many idol songs are geared to making them feel awesome.

Miyake makes her perspective on the whole affair evident through interviews with journalists and sociologists, who are either skeptical or outright disdainful of the culture. Beyond the blatant sexism and lechery, it contributes to a larger problem in Japanese society of men shunning the dating scene in exchange for various passions, causing a notable drop in the national birth rate.

But the film is far too multidimensional to merely be a scold. The girls maintain a certain awareness of the effect they have on the men, and some acknowledge that the attention they receive can be overwhelming or even scary, but those in whom Miyake is most interested – especially a girl who goes by Rio – work extraordinarily hard at what they do. The film estimates there are 10,000 girls in Japan who identify as idols, and it takes extreme dedication to build a loyal following. Girls like Rio put on near-nightly concerts, livestream web videos a couple times a day, and tweet constantly. Late in the film, she cycles up and down Japan on tour, meeting fans wherever they might find her (and thanks to the livestream, they do find her).

The film acknowledges these positives – the opportunities these young women can find, the outlet for expression the men experience – while allowing us to look at all of this and recognize it to be more than a little creepy. One man’s apartment is filled with merchandise for his favorite singer, and he’s obsessed with being declared her number one fan. Another leads a group of “brothers” dedicated to Rio. They don’t really have friends, or keep much in touch with family. They’re just dedicated to the idols.

As one might imagine, too, idol culture is a visually-driven one, so whatever I can say here will barely scratch the surface. Words can’t quite describe how unusual it is to see fifteen middle-aged men doing identical dance moves at a live show, or the sight of them lining up for meet-and-greets, or the hundreds of people that fill a sports arena for an annual Idol election. Words can’t account for the assaultive, celebratory music, reason alone to see this theatrically. It’s some of the more challenging, unusual, unnerving, occasionally inspiring and ultimately bewildering 88 minutes I’ve spent at the movies in some time.

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<![CDATA[I Popped My Protest Cherry at the Women’s March in NYC]]> female11Let me set the scene for those of you that weren’t in attendance: It’s in the low forties and you can see your breath, but you aren’t cold. It is crowded, like claustrophobic crowded. (An estimated 500,000!!) There are men and women of every shape, size, color, orientation, and age. There is chanting. It shuffles between “Hey hey! Ho ho! Donald Trump has got to go,” “my body, my choice,” and “What does a feminist look like? This is what a feminist looks like!” There are children in strollers, on their parent’s shoulders, climbing up on the barriers. The vibe is a mixture of empowerment, rage, and utmost support.

I have never experienced anything like this before.

I attended this event with my boyfriend (complete with fsociety shirts for all of you Mr. Robots fans out there) and a close friend of mine (along with her beautiful, beautiful family). We entered and exited the march at various points to mingle with different people. Every time we stepped out of the barriers, I was amazed by the sheer number of people that came together to stand up for what they believe in. Being from a series of small towns, I never had the opportunity to do something like this. I made my sign this morning, double sided.

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The first side was meant to be a joke, but the amount of people that stopped to take a picture of me was ludicrous. Some laughed and pointed it out to their friends. They would mutually shake their heads because really, how did we end up here, how is this our country?

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The second side is a quote from the musical that swept the nation, Hamilton. (All credit goes to Lin Manuel Miranda, who was marching in London today, I believe?) There were quite a few older women who stopped to talk to me about this sign. Their general response was, “I can’t believe we’re still protesting this shit, honey.” 

A vast majority of the signs used President Elect Trump’s words against him. There was a plethora of My Pussy Grabs Back and Nasty Women. There were also several depictions of him as an asshole, inappropriately touching the Statue of Liberty, or with marionette strings, as he seems to be Putin’s puppet. The lyrics of Beyonce (#GetInFormation and Boy, Bye) was another breakout hit. I was happy to see several Carrie Fisher quotes and other fandom references. Star Wars, Harry Potter, glittery words, and pictures of ovaries flipping the bird were literally everywhere.

I have a lot of feelings about this peaceful protest that I can’t really put into words. This election was the first time I’ve been old enough to vote. The result was devastating to me. I come from a background of independent women. The majority of my friends come from other countries or identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. I have been called disheartened and pessimistic. As someone who has been constantly sexually harassed, I can not even begin to fathom why and how we let someone like Donald Trump into office.

There were a few Trump supporters that stood on the sidelines while we marched, but they didn’t say anything. They leaned against the railings and stared at the massive throng of people that shook Fuck Trump signs to the beat of the drums that erupted from time to time.

Ultimately being apart of this march was eye opening. I definitely left feeling as though a change is possible. We will continue to fight. We will keep hope alive. In the words of Empire Records:

Damn the man. Save the Empire.

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<![CDATA[Kid Koala's "Collapser" featuring Emilíana Torrini and chemical puppeteer Karina Bleau]]>

Yesterday saw the release of Canadian artist, graphic novelist, and scratch DJ Kid Koala's latest record, his fifth, Music to Draw To: Satellite. An ambient concept record, Music to Draw To: Satellite is about a pair of lovers separated by a one-way trip to Mars. Each track is like a sonic love letter, an expression of the loneliness of extended isolation, the wondrous, terrifying void of space, and missing those left behind. Seven of the tracks on the record feature vocals by Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini (known for, beyond her critically-acclaimed solo career, recording with Thievery Corporation, and singing "Golem's Song" in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers).

I have been soothing my restless psyche for the past few days with heavy-rotation listening to "Collapser," one of the first tracks released. This lost in space lullaby features the most wistful and dreamy vocals from Torrini on the record. For the video, Kid Koala teamed up with "chemical puppeteer" Karina Blea whose work is described as "an ultraviolet study of chemical theatrics under a microscope." The slowly changing, minimalist liquid world of colored drips, languid swirls, and chemical reactions is a perfect complement to the insistent rhythms of the music and Torrini's melancholy vocals sweetly swimming over the top.

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Kid Koala says that he was inspired to do this project by the go-to records he listens to whenever he's drawing and working on his art. He wanted to create such a piece himself. He and his record company, Arts & Crafts Records, have even gone so far as to release a deluxe version of the CD which comes in an 80-page sketchbook so that you too can draw along to the music.

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<![CDATA[Girls on Instagram]]>
Samuel D. Hunter via twitter @SamuelDHunter


@nytimes


@grahammacindoe


@voguemagazine


@weareeveryonejourney


@nytarchives


@lenscratch


@jerrysaltz


@telegraph


@stellamaxwell

Girls on Instagram

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<![CDATA[27 Awful Heavy Metal Album Covers from the 1980s and 1990s]]>
Heavy metal is generally thought of as rock's totally hardcore cousin, and heavy metal album art is supposed to reflect the band's extreme fist pumping and headbanging nature. But sometimes in the quest to prove how hardcore you are you just end up making yourself look like a high-caliber tool. Even bands like Iron Maiden, who usually get the album art so right, can fall from grace when they ditch the hand drawn art to make the leap into the digital age.

All of these metal album covers are completely awful, but the music within doesn't always reflect that. Yes, there are some good albums in here. Some of these albums are as bad as they look, but you'll have to find out which ones on your own.

1. Pantera, 'Metal Magic'


After one look at this, we're fortunate Pantera, or should we say Glamtera, abandoned their spandex and Aquanet and became the Cowboys From Hell.


2. 'Artillery, 'Terror Squad'


Did someone forget to color the rest of this in? We'd hate to see the ideas that lost in favor of this.


3. Abruptum, 'Evil Genius'


Black metal is supposed to be evil and menacing. Hopefully, Abruptum look a bit better in person than as cartoons.


4. Dethkorps, 'Metal Tit'


A picture is worth a thousand words. Not this one.


5. Battleaxe, 'Burn This Town'


'Burn This Town'? More like burn this album cover. Hey, at least he has a sweet axe.


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<![CDATA[An Easy Way to Peel Charred Peppers that Leaves You With Flavorful Stock]]>

Roasting peppers for chili, soups, and stews is by no means a tough task, but peeling them can be a bit annoying. Though removing the skins under running water can help them slip off easily, you end up washing a bunch of flavor down the drain. Luckily, Serious Eats has a solution: peel them in a bowl of stock.

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<![CDATA[Recommended Reading: Video games and the issue of slavery]]> How Historical Games Integrate or Ignore Slavery Amanda Kerri, Rock Paper Shotgun Video games certainly don't claim to always offer a depiction of the "real world," but for those titles rooted in historical events, how the narrative addresses cert... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/21/recommended-reading-video-games-and-the-issue-of-slavery/ 843840@leegovatos.com/fever Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:30:00 GMT