@darius tell me you have an ongoing twitter thread about intentionally misconstruing “tell me you’re x without telling me you’re x” posts without telling me you have an ongoing twitter thread about intentionally misconstruing “tell me you’re x without intentionally telling me you’re x” posts

I'm not upset by it or anything—makes total sense for websites to follow the interests of their staff/readers—but it's kinda wild that only one of these articles above the fold is actually about a video game

Tried an experiment where I subscribed to every site Kottke recommended in his farewell-for-now post (as long as it had a feed) and then pruned the ones I wasn't reading. This is the result after two weeks danbruno.net/blog/kottke-recs/

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"He was not only the greatest of baseball writers; he had also lived long enough to see Babe Ruth, of the Yankees, at one end of his life and Shohei Ohtani, of the Angels, at the other." newyorker.com/news/postscript/

I admit, I'm intrigued by this facial expression. Not enough to watch a two-hour video (is part one also two hours??), but still

Realized tonight that of the four places I've ever seen a MLB game, two are already gone (old Yankee Stadium, Shea). Arguably Camden Yards too, with that travesty they enacted in left field


the good news is that I don't need eye surgery; the bad news is that I have a sword of damocles situation now where I might suddenly need eye surgery at any moment for the rest of my life 🙃

Today the receptionist at the doctor's office asked about my job while making conversation, and I tell you what…mentioning Fortnite provokes a sort of response that Rock Band never did. "My daughter's always asking me for money for that!"

"The search engine calculates a score that aggressively favors text-heavy websites, and punishes those that have too many modern web design features." search.marginalia.nu

got to check in on Dhalsim's favorite Cambridge spot today

guilty pleasure meme: the various baseball subreddits posting this clip whenever someone crushes a weak pitch streamable.com/259mo

Apple killed the iPod on Harmonix's anniversary, rude

(Unrelatedly: looking through the list of recommended links at the bottom, I think I hadn’t realized just how much momentum Substack and other newsletters have among people who write things online. I feel like I’m out of touch for not wanting more emails!)

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re: Ao no Kiseki spoilers 

@zwol @darius @haloedrain There are finally official releases of these two games coming! Zero in September, Ao (or Azure, localized) next year

Bummed that the Barnes and Noble downtown is closing. It's weird to think of them as the little guy getting pushed out, but maybe that's residue from You've Got Mail back in the 90s

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