Roundup of Unusual Size: Occupy L.B. Jeffries

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Happy birthday Carl Saga– oh. I guess that’s over with. What a shame.

Videogames

Darius Kazemi reviews the Pirate Kart, and in the process asks “what is an outsider game?”

Hey, so you know that L.B. Jeffries has de-pseudonymed, and is back with more material? Here he is with his latest, about games, advertising, communication and meaning.

I can never resist a good article on why Second Life failed.

Film

First Snow White and the Huntsman trailer seems to deemphasize Snow White’s utter Full Plate Badassery, but I will forgive. For now.

Sony thinks Roland Emmerich is screwing up Singularity. Solution: call in Raymond Kurzweil. I am loving this inevitable trainwreck.

Fandom

Getting your wedding narrated by Rucks from Bastion? That’s worth getting married for!

SCIENCE!

Where did our evolutionary imperative to socialize come from? io9 offers a theory.

Curios

James Murdoch dubbed “the first Mafia boss in history who didn’t know he was running a criminal enterprise” by MP Tom Watson.

Everyday hero of the day: lady uses Craigslist to steal her stolen bike back.

#Occupy

Shots fired at Occupy Oakland result in Occupy’s first fatality. Here’s an eyewitness account.

Also, while the police are busy beating unarmed protesters at UC Berkeley, it’s apparently socially acceptable to riot in support of a serial child rapist.

Douglas Rushkoff: “The more familiar something looks, the less threatening it seems. This is why images of funny-looking college students marching up Broadway or shirtless boys banging on drums comprise the bulk of the imagery we see of the Occupy Wall Street movement.”

Lastly and most importantly:

Remember, remember, the 11th of November.

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