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Sample oscillator from hexagonal Game of Life.

  • Conway’s Game of Life, “also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. The ‘game’ is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input. One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves.”
  • Daniel Kalder on Joseph Brodsky’s Guide to Basic Conversation: “The qualities that make for an interesting conversationalist – wit, originality, experience, verbal dexterity, storytelling ability — cannot be extracted from familiarity with a mountain of books.”
  • Moon Knight is back:  “Moon Knight may not yet be a marquee Marvel character, but he’s acclaimed writer Warren Ellis’ kind of weird. A mercenary brought back to life by an ancient Egyptian god, the moneyed, gadget-equipped vigilante alter ego of Marc Spector fights crime at night dressed in white. Moon Knight has been criticized as a less compelling Batman, but Ellis, the British writer who will pen an upcoming comic book series featuring the character, mischievously twists the comparison.”

Moon Knight #1 Art by Bill Sienkiewicz.

  • Old Skull: “The band…came out of Wisconsin, formed by the Toulon brothers, Jamie and J.P. and their friend Jesse Collins-Davies. The Toulon brothers were nine and ten years old respectively and Jesse was ten. The brother’s father, Vern Toulon, was friends with Robin Davies, a member of respected Wisconsin band Tar Babies and Davies suggested his stepson form a band with the Toulon brothers. Once the deal was sealed, Old Skull came together about 1987. Quickly developing a reputation for their age and the subject matter of the songs, they managed to snag a deal with Restless Records and entered the studio with future Garbage member and producer Steve Marker and their fathers, the trio cranked out a noisy album of pre-adolescent hardcore entitled Get Outta School in 1989.”

Rob Ford

Ukrainian protesters in digger

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Such a great song. Geez — was it written especially for my life, my neighborhood, my marriage…everything I do (with the exception of smoking cigarettes)???

She’s waitin’ for me

When I get home from work

Oh, but things ain’t just the same

She turns out the light

and cries in the dark

Won’t answer when I call her name

_________________________

On the stairs I smoke a

Cigarette alone

Mexican kids are shootin’

Fireworks below

Hey baby, it’s the Fourth of July

Hey baby, it’s the Fourth of July

_____________________________

She gives me her cheek

When I want her lips

But I don’t have the strength to go

On the lost side of town

In a dark apartment

We gave up trying so long ago

____________________________

On the stairs I smoke a

Cigarette alone

Mexican kids are shootin’

Fireworks below

Hey baby, it’s the Fourth of July

Hey baby, it’s the Fourth of July

_____________________________

Whatever happened I

Apologize

So dry your tears and baby

Walk outside, it’s the Fourth of July

_____________________________

On the stairs I smoke a

Cigarette alone

Mexican kids are shootin’

Fireworks below

Hey baby, it’s the Fourth of July

Hey baby, Baby take a walk outside

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