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Randomness for 9/26

1) A die to cure writer’s block. It jingles when you roll it, so that has to be worth $45.

2) How many continents are there? Video.

3) Joe Lansdale beats the hell out of his son-in-law (in a martial arts exhibition). Video. As always, I’m a little dubious about this stuff, but it’s still cool to watch.

4) This is odd. via @mizkit on Twitter

5) Beautiful, anonymous paper sculptures being left at Scottish Museums.

6) Soon-to-be Father of the Year photoshops Ewoks into family photos to convince kids they are real.

7) A fantastic new webcomic.

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Sep. 26th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
Only in Edinburgh, I think.
Sep. 30th, 2011 06:05 am (UTC)
2) he spelled 'Colombia' wrong
3) it works because the sparing partner wants it to work/has been trained to allow it to work
5) That's cool!
6) I like the guy who got mad at the dad for tricking his kids.
Sep. 30th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's part of the problem with martial arts demonstrations. I went to an aikido class once and the teacher got annoyed with a student because he couldn't demonstrate some move perfectly because she wouldn't be led directly into it.
Oct. 1st, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
As a brown belt in Aikido, I concur.
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    The creepiest part is that some of them are actually well meaning.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:08
    Yeah. It's godawful what people will do when they have authority and no fear about using it.
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