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'manage the editorial development, list planning and oversight of the editorial team for core Disney properties including Disney Princess, Classic Characters, Pixar, Disney Junior, and others. The position edits approximately 8 books a year'
Sorry: the word "synergistically" is used unironically
OK ThOR. I'm shared out. Time for a real capital-S Sharebattical.
The good news is it's because I've managed a freelance trifecta of layout, editing, and game design jobs, all starting right about... a week ago with deadlines between April 14 and May 4.
Enjoy this vacation!
Giants Software's Farming Simulator series is making the jump to new consoles this year, with versions of Farming Simulator 15 bound for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The new-generation versions of the game will come with online multiplayer and a brand new graphics and physics engine.
Farming Simulator 15 will let players farm across North America on a new Nordic environment, using more than 140 farming machines, including new vehicles that are exclusive to consoles, the publisher says. This year's farming sim will include more than 40 famous farm equipment manufacturers, including some obvious favorites like New Holland, Ponsse, Deutz-Fahr, MAN and more. Also included are cows.
You can see how Farming Simulator 15 looks on new consoles in the gallery below. And if you're wondering what type of player goes for realistic farming sims, check out Polygon's interview with Giants Software.
The Windows PC version of Farming Simulator 15 was released for Windows PC in October 2014.
headline is such horseshit that even the redditors in the thread call it horseshit
kid is a professional troll who got tossed by the professor _and a unanimous vote of all the classmates_ from a discussion seminar because he's a rampant MRA dickbag
Scientists speculate that massive underground cavities may exist under the lunar surface. And it turns out these so-called "lava tubes" should also be safe enough for a future moon base, according researchers presenting at this week's 46th Lunary and Planetary Conference in Texas.
Kukulkan Temple, at the Chichen Itza archaelogical site in Mexico, isn't just an impressive architectural achievement. It also uses physics to make bird calls. That's right, a stone temple has the ability to mimic the sounds a local bird. Let's see the pyramids at Giza do that!
The Fraggle Rock movie is closer than ever to being a reality, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star. Variety reports that the HitRecord on TV star is working with Lisa Henson, daughter of the late Jim Henson, to produce the film for the big screen.
"Jim Henson's characters make you laugh and sing."
"Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise," Gordon-Levitt said in a statement. "Collaborating with Lisa Henson makes me confident we can do something that Jim would have loved. I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project."
Fraggle Rock, which debuted back in 1983, followed the musical lives of the creatures that inhabit the eponymous Fraggle Rock. Fraggle Rock: The Movie has been in development since 2005, when the Jim Henson Company officially announced that it was working on a film adaptation with the original cast. However, the film fell into a long development hell, with the property being snapped up by New Regency after the distribution deal with the Weinstein Company expired in 2011. Hopefully signing Gordon-Levitt means things can really get on their way.
Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Yes, the beloved strategy board game is finally getting a new edition, thanks its its makers at Mayfair Games. Debuting at this year's GAMA Trade Show and due out this year, there aren't many details on the game's new 5th edition, but here's what we know so far.
primer for all the SHABBADUNNNNN shares I don't make anymore
Classic cyberpunk/fantasy role-playing game Shadowrun has gone through five editions and dozens of novels, and since its creation in 1989 the high-technology and corporate dystopia it depicts has been surpassed by the real world several times. Here's a look at one of the most iconic RPGs of all time.
baller masterclass, junior edition
Fable Bedworks has created the Deepspace Defender, an out of this world spaceship-themed pull down bed for children. The twin bed can be raised and lowered with a simple flip of the control switch, each tower “engine pod” comes with 5 built-in shelves, and “light panels, operated by an electronic membrane keypad”. It is available to purchase online from the Fable Bedworks website and their Etsy store.
The Deepspace Defender is the perfect focal piece for an outer space theme children’s bedroom. Our galaxy theme bed is lovingly designed for budding astronauts ready to blast off exploring the Milky Way. Secured to your little one’s bedroom wall, the outer door raises when it’s time for moonwalks and stellar research, and lowers when it’s time to sleep.
photos via Fable Bedworks
Hannibal Buress beat
SXSW is a grueling experience. Bands play multiple shows a day at different venues, routinely starting early in the day and running well into the next morning, with fans rushing all over Austin attempting to make the most of the festivities. But as much of a slog as it can be, it’s still a place where magical things can happen.
Take yesterday, when comedian Hannibal Buress joined Speedy Ortiz on drums for the last song of their set at Pitchfork’s day party. It all started when Buress, attempting to fill a five-hour gap in his schedule, tweeted about his desire to play drums with a band. Speedy Ortiz vocalist Sadie Dupuis responded quickly, offering Buress a place behind the kit during the band’s set:
Armando Iannucci’s projects are known for their sharp political satire and bitingly harsh insults, as evidenced by HBO’s Veep and its older, British sister, The Thick of It. So when news surfaced that Iannucci has a film in the works about Joseph Stalin, our initial skepticism died off a little quicker than it would had the announcement come from pretty much any other comedy filmmaker. Iannucci doesn’t have many details to share on the movie yet, but he did mention that “It’s a sort of comedy about the death of Stalin.” Perhaps the best way to approach such a brutal figure and sensitive area of history is to “sort of” champion his demise?
Understandably, not many films have been made about Stalin, but the 1996 comedy Children Of The Revolution, starring F. Murray Abraham as the dictator, proved it can be done without World War III ...
SFX reel beat
Visual effects and animation studio Framestore has released a couple of videos and write-ups that break down the stunning visual effects work that they put into Marvel‘s popular superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy. They dive into their interpretation of Knowhere, a “major point of interest located inside the decapitated head of an unidentified Celestial.” Framestore also goes over how they gave life to Rocket Raccoon, the anthropomorphic superhero voiced by Bradley Cooper.
images via Framestore
meanwhile, in Eugene
Beginning April 13, you'll have a chance to try Ninkasi Brewing Company's "Ground Control," an imperial stout brewed with yeast that, last year, traveled to space.
all carriers suck forever
HBO, Showtime, and Sony reportedly want special treatment from Internet service providers to avoid congestion and data caps for their online streaming services.
The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported today that the companies want their online TV offerings to be treated as "managed" services."[I]instead of putting their Web traffic on the public Internet’s main thoroughfare, they want to be in a separate lane that would ensure their content gets special treatment," the Journal wrote. "In effect, that would move them away from the congestion of the Internet, which they fear will only get worse as more people opt to stream movies and TV shows on the Web. The other benefit: a separate lane would be exempt from monthly data-usage thresholds operators enforce for public Internet traffic, saving customers from the surcharges that can kick in if they binge on too many episodes of 'Game of Thrones' or 'Homeland.'"
The Journal suggested that broadband providers could package online TV services with broadband plans and receive a cut of the online video providers' subscription revenue.
'Hunter fist-pumped so hard that he fell from his chair'
this fucking league
Chris Hannah (French 75, New Orleans)
Naomi Levy (Eastern Standard)
Nicholas Bennett (Porchlight, NYC)
Yael Vengroff (Spare Room, LA)
Dave Newman (Pint + Jigger, Honolulu)
Alba Huerta (Julep, Houston)
Sean Kenyon (Williams & Graham, Denver)
Phoebe Esmon (Bar Emmanuelle, Philadelphia)
Paul McGee (Lost Lake, Chicago)
Causing a Spectacle
Glasses: Warby Parker | Suit & Chambray Shirt: J.Crew | Sweater: Club Monaco | Pocket Square: The Tie Bar
At the end of 2011, Jim Meehan published the beautiful PDT Cocktail Book, which contained 304 recipes.
So I asked Meehan, "Is this just the book's recipes plus 100 additional recipes?"
A Book is a Snapshot In Time
Meehan says that although he has been offered by the publisher to update the book, he isn't planning on it at the moment, because the book is moment in time rather than a moving target.
He says, "I no way was the idea to redo the PDT Book... The book was designed to be a snapshot in time.... a very important, fertile time in contemporary cocktail history in NYC. The reasons books like The Savoy (Cocktail Book from 1930), which it was modeled after, have stayed around so long, is no one monkeyed with them."
"As much as I'd love to change things in the book to reflect major changes in the bar and industry since it was published, it's most valuable as a historical reference. The app is a completely different animal. The app is designed to keep current: it's like security camera footage."
Ross lol crazy
[ALL LAUGH MANIACALLY]
ROSS: Okay, guys, I have the definitive one.
[ROSS LAUGHS MANIACALLY]
shared entirely because this motherfucker even talks about em dashes but puts two hyphens together in the text