The “Thing Explainer” that didn’t really

I got “Thing Explainer” by Randall Munroe and while I was excited about it, I found out the very writing constraint that makes it stand out is also its biggest weakness, resulting in a mixed bag for me.

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Frostpunk vs. these survival simulators that don’t say anything

Survival city-building simulators add some tension to an otherwise chill video game genre. But with this tension comes expectations of message that aren’t always fulfilled like Frostpunk masterfully did.

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Cliff Stoll, the beautiful glass-blown nerd

While eagerly demonstrating my feelings to my significant other, I stumbled on the wonderful character of Clifford Stoll, of astronomy and computer science fame, who now sells glass Klein bottles in the most amazingly adorable fashion.

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Review of the LEGO Star Wars Episode I 9499 Gungan Sub set

I’ve taken the hobby of reconstituting sets from bins of unsorted LEGO parts I buy from people emptying their attic, and I’ve had the nice opportunity to build a set from Star Wars Episode One, a movie I’ve enjoyed more than most.

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The Prom location, Indiana, is unfortunately on point

A local review of The Prom (2020) which action takes place in Indiana tried to make the case the state isn’t that backwards about accepting gay people by resorting to a nasty racist trope.

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Review of the LEGO Creator 10265 Ford Mustang set

I’m 36 and I like to describe myself as a life-long LEGO fan but there has been a long stretch of my life after I moved out of my parent’s house when I barely had any LEGO where I lived. Until this Ford Mustang set.

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I’m a white man and I’m afraid of the police

I’m a white man and I’m afraid of the police. Not because I’m been specifically targeted like people from multiple minorities, but because of the arbitrary I’ve learned they’re using to conduct their job.

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