Magical Words Link Roundup 5-30-2017


The original ‘Power Rangers’ star Jason David Frank has had a bit of a close shave, as a lone gunman headed to Phoenix Comic Con with the intention of killing him.

In some advanced facilities, it’s becoming more common for an exoskeleton to be used as people rehabilitate while walking on a treadmill. But research published this week in the journal Science Robotics has identified a major design flaw in these systems.

Chris, the protagonist of Get Out, is in an interracial relationship with Rose, a (basic) white woman who wants him to finally go to her childhood home and meet her parents. And this is where the horror starts. At the invitation.

Italo Calvino once said, “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” There are constantly lists put forth regarding “must read classics” and invariably comments follow with titles left off.

In the past twenty years, authors—henceforth known as the Infected—have emerged, plague-ridden, with what we will collectively call the writing bug.

It’s easy to hand wave lyrical masterpieces by claiming the writer came up with the song while on drugs. But, if you actually take time to look, some of the most famous songs of all time have some surprising sources of inspiration — and rarely are hallucinogens involved.

We all have them. Our guilty pleasure movies. Movies we like that we don’t like to tell other people. Films that bring us unbridled joy while making others cringe in pain. Films so many people hate but you just, somehow, for whatever reason, love.


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