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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-12-17 06:36
Subject: [links] Link salad, video edition
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Tags:cool, guns, language, links, mainspring, science, videos
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Today's APOD is striking

If commas are outlawed, only outlaws will have commas — A linguist takes on the Second Amendment.

Spin — A striking (and weirdly funny) short film about the malleable nature of reality. (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Rejected - Don Hertzfeldt — Um, wow. High weirdness via cartoon. (Also thanks to willyumtx.)

Philo T. Farnsworth on I've Got a Secret — (Thanks to garyomaha.)
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2007-12-17 14:44 (UTC)
Subject: Rejected, hijacked
Don sells Rejected off his website, this is a pirated video posted without his permission.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-12-17 14:48 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Rejected, hijacked
In which case I shall take down the link. Thank you for the tip.

ETA I pointed to his Web site instead of removing the link completely.

Edited at 2007-12-17 02:49 pm (UTC)
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2007-12-17 14:50 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Rejected, hijacked
AFAIK, he hasn't released it out to the wild, and is still selling the DVD for Rejected as well as a collection of his works from '95 to '05.
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User: biomekanic
Date: 2007-12-17 14:51 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Rejected, hijacked
Cool. :)

Rejected is a personal favorite of mine.
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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2007-12-17 16:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
In 1957, Farnsworth says he was working on a 2000 line resolution system, and the elimination of the picture tube so that the device would be a "screen only". Where did he ever get such crazy ideas? Must have been a science fiction reader.

Thanks for the link, Jay. I wonder who sponsored that show? :)
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User: barryshort
Date: 2007-12-17 18:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Farnsworth's birthplace is about an hour north of here. His name is prominent on the billboards of Beaver, Utah, which should give you some idea of what a nonbustling community it is today. The biggest tourist attraction is the Dairy Farmers of America outlet store, where you can get fresh squeaky cheese curds.

Maybe we need a Westercon bid for the birthplace of television. Attendees could outnumber residents.

As to the 2nd Amendment, seems kinda pointless to be parsing it over the commas without examining the amendment that superseded it by transferring the power to maintain a standing army from the states to the federal government. Oh wait, we never passed that, they just did it without authority...

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