Did Tony die at the end of The Sopranos?: David Chase finally answers the question he wants fans to stop asking
Who did I have this argument with, over the meaning of the ending of Thr Sopranos? Well, I win.
Canadians will be politely sad if Burger King takes over Tim Hortons
Games and Good Enough
Maybe consoles ain’t dead yet.
A new Silent Hill is coming from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro
It’s time to talk about MDMA
And maybe decriminalize it
How the design firm behind the Xbox built the bike of the future
Slick bike with some good ideas, but a few problems: no chain guard, not sure about that “minimal fender”, and speaking as someone who has a front rack on their bike, they should have put it in the back.
'Terminator Genisys' is actually the name of the next Terminator movie
Apparently SkyNet lacks spell check.
The Remarkable Way Chewbacca Got a Voice
Mostly bear, some walrus.
Someone born today will never have to get a driver's license
Sorry for the link to Forbes, but this is interesting, if a little techno-utopian. It sees driverless cars and car sharing converging in the next decade or so, which of course makes sense, and could make car ownership near-obsolete.
I’ve wondered this about electric cars too – will these emerging improvements to the car forestall its decline relative to active transportation and public transit? Also, how will robot cars react to bikes? Can I get a self-driving bike? Self-driving baby stroller? How about a robot to carry me around in its arms? Or just a human would be fine actually
The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism
Why Not a Three-Day Week?
Good argument for a shorter work week, although I’ll basically link to anything that argues for a shorter work week.
Playing at the World
Blog (and namesake book) detailing the history of RPGs, especially D&D.
David Lynch MA in Film
At the Maharishi University of Management.
In Defense of Danish Tourists
Good unpacking of the issues around the recent letter from some tourists who were horrified by how car-centric Canada is.
THE MARTORIALIST: Moved to Alabama, got silk pyjamas
Makes a case that Riff Raff rips off a lesser-known Texas rapper, Yungstar. Also includes a pretty awesome track to prove it.
I can see the similarity, but I’m not sure this makes Riff Raff “just another marginal talent benefitting from an unsung artist’s innovations”, as the terrible Pitchfork review of his new album argues. There is a long tradition of court jester type rappers emphasizing verbal insanity and outrageous metaphors, going back at least to Kool Keith. If you think Riff brings nothing new to this tradition I say you are wrong, sir. (That’s not to say I’m totally in love with Neon Icon – there’s something missing from it. It seems to be trying hard to be cool, where it should be trying hard to be insane.)
Police to subpoena Mayor Rob Ford in Sandro Lisi’s extortion case
Toronto transit experts: 'Surface subways' only part of the solution
We still need the DRL.
Thoughts on Rob Ford (vol. 2)
Excellent analysis of Rob Ford’s psychology, essentially arguing he is incapable of abstract thought. Vol 1 is here.