It’s the 70th birthday to Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, one of the greatest works of American art. (The very first strip ran on Oct. 2, 1950.
Recently I have been wondering if this idea might be fun – just a slight extension of an idea I had before. Solo player peels some of the labels off the sticky sheet and adds them to the map page to create a random dungeon. This can be as you go, or beforehand.
From his vantage point high above Dry Creek Quarry, Peter Jackson was king of all he surveyed. Or so the Lord of the Rings director may have fancied in the summer of 2000 as he bestrode the polystyrene battlements his crew had painstakingly constructed at the quarry on the outskirts of Wellington.
You were a girl who wanted to choose your own adventures. Which is to say, you were a girl who never had adventures. You always followed the rules.
A conversation with Aza Raskin on inventing the infinite scroll, how social media has harmed the fabric of society, and the importance of listening to other people—and animals, too. Aza Raskin, an advocate for ethics in technology, was born and raised in Silicon Valley.
Jack Kerouac invented a fantasy baseball game with homemade cards that he played well into adulthood. After he played the games, he wrote them up using the fevered prose he found on the sports pages.
A few weeks ago my house had a septic-tank emergency, which is as awful as it sounds. As unspeakable things began to burble up from my shower drain, I did what any smartphone-dependent person would: I frantically Googled something along the lines of poop coming from shower drain bad what to do.
I LEFT A voice message for Dave the day he died.  I don’t know if he heard it. He didn’t call back. It wouldn’t have made any difference one way or the other to what happened next, but it’s not the message I would have left if I had known what he was planning.
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