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V.25 No.7 | 02/18/2016
Artist Megumi Iagarashi AKA Rokudenashiko

Articles I've Read this Week

A reading list for wasting time at work

When I used to work in an office that required I be stationed at my desk for eight hours a day, no matter how productive I was or how much work I actually had to do, I found that I spent a lot of the extra, onerous hours reading. So, I appreciated a curated list of interesting content from the www. Here's a list of suggested reading for you poor saps just killing time. As always, check out the Daily Word for more weirdness from the backalleys of the internet.

A vagina-centric Japanese artist persists in making her work despite having been arrested TWICE. Read about Rokudenashiko HERE.

I'm a morning person, a so-called "lark" according to science. Now, researchers suggest that there are more than just two categories (morning people and "night owls"). I hate feeling low-energy, so new research on sleep is always interesting. Read about the four types of sleep schedules HERE.

This essay on one of my favorite websites, that of Bomb Magazine, had me at the subheader: "A confession: I can’t stop watching videos of marathon runners expiring at the finish line." Read this essay about death, running and so much more HERE.

V.25 No.3 | 01/21/2016

The Daily Word in the Oregon standoff, black holes, and Hugh Jackman

The Daily Word

Black holes are invisible, but scientists hope to be able to find and view a shadow of one.

A fight between two boys turns into a fight between their mothers.

The tiny pocket in your jeans and why it's not totally useless.

Men treating all people the way they treat women online.

Rumors of Hugh Jackman filming Wolverine in New Mexico.

Developments in the anti-government standoff in Oregon, but it doesn't seem to be over.

V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011

video games

Webgame Wednesday on Thursday

Rubble Trouble Tokyo

Remember when you were a kid and you made little buildings out of blocks just so you could knock them down? Rubble Trouble Tokyo has much the same feel. In this addictive puzzler, you’re in charge of a demolition company whose job it is to destroy buildings. Only your workers don't want to do it the old fashioned way. They want to use rockets and sumo wrestlers and giant robots and huge pachinko balls to take down the local architecture. Who are you to argue? Just get the job done!