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Disney (yes, Disney) declares war on "overzealous copyright holders"

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Disney is being sued by the Michael Jackson estate for using fair-use clips in a biopic called "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" -- in its brief, the company decries "overzealous copyright holders" whose unwillingness to consider fair use harms "the right of free speech under the First Amendment." (more…)

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DerBonk
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Ahem.... Hm... Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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Manzabar
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Hahahahahahahahahahaha!
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The strawberries in this photo are blue

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My daughter send this photo to me. I put it in Photoshop to check. The "reddest" part I could find using the eyedropper had an RGB value of 153/181/182. So technically there is some red in the image, but here is what 153/181/182 looks like:

Not very red!

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DerBonk
534 days ago
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In lighter news: strawberries are still red if you take all the red out.
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Avengers Assemble to Suck My Ass

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Tagged: superheroes , avengers
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Nevertheless, she persisted.
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tante
554 days ago
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A heroine starts young.
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dori
556 days ago
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She is worthy.
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ddillinger
557 days ago
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A hero rises.

Trump's budget eliminates Arts and Humanities Endowments, privatizes public broadcasting

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Conservatives often threaten to cut funding for public arts, humanities, and broadcasting, but will Trump actually do it? White House staffers who have seen Trump's proposal say he doesn't like the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, or the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, so he plans to eliminate all three as federal programs. (more…)
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I hope this does not come true. It would be devastating, while making practically no difference for the federal budget.
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Trump Tower Has Tiffany's-Branded Security Barricades Because We Live In a Scifi Dystopia Now

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If you lived in a dystopian science fiction movie, what would be your first clue? The rise of an authoritarian leader? Battles in the streets over scarce resources? Personally, I think the very first clue might be when brands are buying ad space from the police. And if I’m right, I’ve got some bad news for you.

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Critical Lets Plays for Critical Distance

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Thank you for all your support for our fundraising campaign. Our next fundraising target is $1900 – once we reach this, we can reboot the Month in Let’s Plays feature, as well as the Critical Discourse letter series.

Critical Let’s Plays are a form that deserves more attention. Whether livestreamed or prerecorded and edited, Let’s Plays give critics an opportunity to show-don’t-tell, and to demonstrate their reading of a game in a more immediate way. An enthusiastic video editor can even make a Let’s Play speak for itself as an argument about a game’s aesthetics or meanings, without needing to say a single word, such as the now-defunct Other Places series. Let’s Plays can be about performing a counter-cultural form of play, such as Amy Dentata’s Let’s Walk series, or they can be about bringing a group of critical thinkers together around a shared object of interest, such as the Scholars Play Twitch channel. Let’s Plays don’t have to be video-based, as demonstrated by a relatively long history of diary writing about long plays and the occasional excellent work by videogame photojournalists.

If you’re interested in Let’s Plays as a critical medium and want to support us in our fundraising campaign, one thing you can do to help us this week is create a Let’s Play and give us a hearty shoutout! It’d be particularly great if you could do any or all of the following:

Looking forward to seeing what you create!

 

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DerBonk
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The next goal in the Critical Distance fundraiser would allow them to revive "This Month in Let's Plays"! The column was super useful in cutting through all the noise of Let's Plays and Livestreams. If you can contribute, please think about supporting the premier games writing curators on the web. If you're not yet convinced, check out my fundraising livestream of "The Beginner's Guide" on December 9th.
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