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Deutsche Protestantische Republik via Der Tagesspiegel

"Wenn sich die Karnevalisten in den katholisch geprägten Städten Köln oder Mainz nicht um den Verstand trinken, dann winken sie sich um den Verstand. Ein Hamburger, heißt es, winke fremden Menschen höchstens zu, wenn die auf einem Schiff stehen, das im Hafen ablegt. Und ein Berliner? In Berlin stellte der Große Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelm, ein frommer evangelisch-reformierter Vorzeigeprotestant, den Karneval einst unter Strafe. Das Fest erholte sich davon nie wieder."

Patton Oswalt’s Year of Magical Parenting via GQ

"If you’re feeling any fear or self-doubt, reassure yourself with the fact that I’m doing this. Me. Spend an hour with me sometime. I can’t drive stick. I can’t scramble an egg. I can’t ice-skate. But I’m doing this. Being a father. I’m in charge of another human being. So you can do this. I promise."

Truth, Lies, and Videotape via The Vindicated

"Jailed in Japan for a crime she didn’t commit, a young American teacher learns the meaning of the phrase sho ga nai — ‚It can’t be helped.’"

Mein Freund, der Messie via Motherboard

"Da fallen mir wieder die mehreren dutzend Ordner aus meinem Studium ein, die ich noch zu Hause stehen habe. Darin sind Kopien von Texten, die wir damals lesen sollten. Die wollte ich immer mal einscannen. Für später."

Why the High Cost of Big-City Living is Bad for Everyone via The New Yorker

"That these cities have grown into centers of opportunity largely for those who already have it is not good for the cities, which need strivers to flourish."

5 Things I Learnt as a Designer at LEGO via Medium


America’s Top Spy Talks Snowden Leaks and Our Ominous Future via Wired

"Then an older man in a suit, a lifer like Clapper, reached for the microphone and asked him something no one ever had in his tenure as director of national intelligence.
For a moment the question stopped Clapper in his tracks.
‚Is spying moral?’"

Im Reich Assads via Zeit Online

"Palmyra in Syrien ist ein Schatz der Antike. Der IS sprengte die Tempel, dann eroberte Assad den Ort. Eine Reise zu Menschen, die mitten im Krieg um alte Steine kämpfen"

Arrogant U.S. Generals Made the P-51 Mustang a Necessity via War is Boring

"With better leadership, the iconic fighter plane might’ve been unnecessary."

The F-22 Raptor Is Still Awesome via War is Boring


The man who made a video game inspired by escaping the secret police via The Guardian

"It takes place in the deep of night with the player being chased by aggressive and unrelenting pursuers who attempt to crash your vehicle, then attack you with weapons."

It’s Time For a New Kind of Power Fantasy via How We Get To Next

"Perhaps we can’t change the consumers. But we can — and we must — offer different definitions of power, different fantasies for different people. If we’re creating our dream worlds in these designs and devices, there must be room for the idea that not all of us have the same kinds of dreams."

PewDiePie is teaching his fans to mistrust the media, and we should listen via VentureBeat

"If anything, I’ve realized that whatever I’ve learned about other people through media is clearly being skewed while I was growing up,” said PewDiePie. “Because I can see how they represent me in the media."

"The end of comfortable publisher-journalist relationships will lead to better journalism" via GamesIndustry

"The media has changed to reporting on a game in the immediate run up to release and increasingly post-release, because that’s when things are happening, that’s when communities are doing interesting things and when we’re discovering stuff and playing together. So there has been a shift in coverage, but not in how much we’re covering, just when we’re doing it."

Weak AAA launches are a precursor to industry transition via GamesIndustry

"Swathes of the AAA game market now face an attention vacuum as huge AAA+ titles suck up the focus of consumers long-term"


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