Archives – 2013 – February  

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The Mincer: An Experiment In Gamification
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1. Take a large number of individual tracks.
2. Put the first 64 into a playlist.
3. Shuffle.
4. Play (no skipping allowed).
5. After two tracks, decide – as quickly as you can – which of the two you want to hear again.
6. Delete the othe[…]

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Journey Into Fear
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I asked a question on Twitter last night – what songs have actually scared you? – and it got a whole bunch of interesting replies.
So here they are. I haven’t gone through hunting YouTube/Spotify links because I was too lazy terrifi[…]

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Kraftwerk, Tate Modern Turbine Hall, 13.2.2013
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It’s 22 years since I last saw Kraftwerk, in Brixton in 1991. I was glad I went but I think I was disappointed, though I probably didn’t say so at the time. I saw them again last week — well, Ralf and his hireling mannequins, and th[…]

Welcome To Violence: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
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Recently Al Ewing and Sarah Peploe came into possession of a box set containing “18 uplifting classics” (end quote) from the cinematic oeuvre of Russ Meyer. Heedless of the consequences, they have taken it upon themselves to watch and review each[…]

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Lost Property Office 2-4: Choose Life
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Welcome back to the Lost Property Office which is reaching a critical phase in a standard University term. The duvet is still there, but the influx of lost jackets, jumpers and notes, oh so many notes, is threatening THE BIG CLEAR-OUT. Well before th[…]

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Come as you are (or not)
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Ryan Lochte is never one to shy away from a good publicity stunt. He may have 11 Olympic swimming medals of various colours, but as you can see below his main talent is for getting people to look at him (this shot was taken for ESPN magazine).

HOWEV[…]

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  1. I'm not sure those exist. Perhaps a better way to phrase it would be "Happy to see Cerebus discussed again,…

  2. Thanks for writing these. It's nice to see some critical re-examination of the significant virtues of Cerebus, now that Sim…

  3. That's interesting too - slight embarassment to admit I've never read Berserk, I guess because when I was initially getting…