Fragments, Vol. 4


One of my favorite channels on YouTube is wrapping up. They published their final scripted episode this week and I appreciate the care and attention they gave to explaining why its so important that we think about thinking.

On the evening of October 30, 1938, a seventy-six-year-old millworker in Grover’s Mill, New Jersey, named Bill Dock heard something terrifying on the radio. Aliens had landed just down the road, a newscaster announced, and were rampaging through the countryside. Dock grabbed his double-barrelled shotgun and went out into the night, prepared to face down the invaders. But, after investigating, as a newspaper later reported, he “didn’t see anybody he thought needed shooting.” (Link: The New Yorker)

I'll take 2 sets of these stickers, pls. (Link: The Cooper Review)

Watching people ride insane trails and cliffsides gives me a rush too. Enjoyed finding out that so many other people are enjoying these videos too. (Link: The New Yorker)

A week ago we learned how Half Life ends through a blog post from its former lead writer. I enjoyed the context this article provided for how the blog post fits into the series' canon. (Link: Waypoint)