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Quantum Fingers -
"The face value of each card remains indeterminate so long as gameplay is not affected by what it is: as soon as the state of the underlying "classical" game (i.e. the ordinary card game on which the "quantum" game is based) depends on whether a player has a particular card, that player chooses at that point whether or not it holds that card."
games  cards  secrets  via:minkette 
february 2015 by kevan
Gamasutra - 'Beating' games around the world
"'Beat' is probably an American conceit, rooted in our capitalistic, competitive culture. My English friends say they 'finished' a game, or 'completed' it."
games  language  via:minkette 
march 2014 by kevan
Arrest Blair
"Anyone attempting an arrest which meets the rules laid down here will be entitled to one quarter of the money collected at the time of his or her application. Money donated to this site will be used for no other purpose than to pay bounties for attempts to arrest Tony Blair."
politics  crime  money  via:minkette 
july 2012 by kevan
Wackywriting and the cult of Innocent | ABC Copywriting blog
"In my view, wackywriting has its roots in the sort of language used by some middle-class parents to their young children: jolly, zany and childlike, but with a colder undercurrent of authority, judgement and passive aggression."
advertising  language  psychology  via:minkette 
october 2011 by kevan
Word Cloud: How Toy Ad Vocabulary Reinforces Gender Stereotypes | The Achilles Effect
"If a word was repeated multiple times in one commercial, I included it multiple times to show how heavily these words are used."
language  advertising  children  toys  via:minkette 
april 2011 by kevan
Moscow Metro forced to delay opening of ‘depressing’ Dostoevsky station - Times Online
"The [murals], drawn from the 19th-century novelist’s works, could prompt depressed commuters to kill themselves, critics say. "
depression  transport  death  russia  art  via:minkette 
may 2010 by kevan
Into The Abyss: Teal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness
"So, since people (flesh-tones) exist in almost every frame of every movie ever made, what could be better than applying complementary color theory to make people seem to 'pop' from the background. I mean, people are really important, aren't they?"
films  colour  illusions  via:minkette 
april 2010 by kevan

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