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Margaret Atwood is me! (Thanks +Susan Mernit)

"Really, though, I will read anything at any time. If there's nothing else available I will read airplane shopping magazines. You find out some pretty interesting things in there, actually. You think: "Somebody invented this. They actually sat in a room and invented it. And then they went out and raised the money and they manufactured it and now it's in the airplane shopping magazine." Boggles the mind.

I used to read the backs of cereal boxes but I've kind of exhausted their possibilities. Advertisement used to provide a lot more reading material than it does now‹ads have become too pictorial. They used to have a lot more print. They used to be more narrative. Story ads were still going strong in the forties, and to a certain extent in the fifties. I think it probably started to change in the sixties. They used to have little poems. They used to have quizzes.

I'm a reading junkie, I guess. "

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2011/06/margaret-atwood-what-i-read/38993/
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I remember the first time we met, and you were sitting at a B&N with a stack of like 15 magazines in front of you --- magazines on manga, tech stuff, hip-hop. 'twas awesome.
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Fox is wrong for this. Money quote (literally):

"Fox wants to cut our salaries in half because it says it can’t afford to continue making the show under what it calls the existing business model. Fox hasn’t explained what kind of new business model it has formulated to keep the show on the air, but clearly the less money they have to pay us in salary, the more they’re able to afford to continue broadcasting the show. And to this I say, fine – if pay cuts are what it will take to keep the show on the air, then cut my pay. In fact, to make it as easy as possible for Fox to keep new episodes of “The Simpsons” coming, I’m willing to let them cut my salary not just 45% but more than 70% – down to half of what they said they would be willing to pay us. All I would ask in return is that I be allowed a small share of the eventual profits.

My representatives broached this idea to Fox yesterday, asking the network how low a salary number I would have to accept to make a profit participation feasible. My representatives were told there was no such number. There were, the Fox people said, simply no circumstances under which the network would consider allowing me or any of the actors to share in the show’s success."
http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/simpsons-co-star-speaks-out-on-salary-negotiation-stalemate/
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Cutting off their nose to spite their face.
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Also, it is Friday, and this is how I feel:

My So-Called Life - Ricky & Delia Dancing
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I love this show! I can't remember did the dad cheat or not?
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Plotting. +Erica Mauter nudged me about the ATR podcast a few days ago, but I need to coordinate with +arturo garcia and +Andrea Plaid - call it a palate cleanser.
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Hmm...need to get some quotes from a indie games studio for a client who is looking at creating a game. Think something like HRW's Against All Odds or Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Game on Facebook. Any ideas on who I should reach out to?
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I know quite a few indie game development studios who do this kind of thing and I frequently help make these kinds of connections -- seems like there's a new project starting every week these days! You can put them in touch with me if their main question is "how much does something like this cost?" That's usually a hurdle people have to get through even before they start the hunt for a game developer they can work with inside their available budget who gets the concept, has the right experience, etc. It's tough these days because there are so many projects like this and not quite enough studios who really know what they're doing and are willing to take these projects on as client work...
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I didn't know anything about this til I read this today. The whole "boys will be boys" mentality is just SO problematic! It excuses anything you want to apply it to, and absolves parents and communities of responsibility. But I do actually know people who believe it to be true.

I don't really know how this type of thing happens, but I certainly hope the people that passed along this video are punished for their part in trafficking child pornography.

What a mess. It's too bad the child's name has been publicized. I agree with +Darren Keith that it makes no sense for the boys names not to also be publicized. It's just one more way we as a society have of protecting the perpetrators and punishing the victims.
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Hell yeah! Give a techie some dap...
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CELEBRATE ADA LOVELACE DAY
Carrying on with the theme of great women today, it is the international celebration of Ada Lovelace, aimed at raising the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM). The child of the poet Lord Byron, Ada was an English writer who translated the writing of Italian mathematician Luigi Menabrea about Charles Babbage's proposed computation devices in the 1840s, adding her own detailed notes that contain what is considered by many to be the first computer program. She also foresaw the potential for computers to do more than basic calculations. BrainPOP's Ada Lovelace video explains that today we celebrate all great women of STEM: http://www.brainpop.com/technology/computersandinternet/adalovelace/
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Latoya Peterson, editrix of Racialicious.com, scribe for hire, occasional consultant, mocker of racist and sexist foolywang. Limited edition, 1983. Loves: Dune, urban fantasy novels, JRPGs, comics, naps. Profile sketch by Molly Crabapple.
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