Author Archives: Chompsky

Three professional poker players give blow-by-blow accounts of their most memorable hands.

Or you could hear the glory stories of top Scrabble players.

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A short by Dan Castro in which the tranquility of one man’s world is marred by something loud and distracting.

Sound up for full effect.

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The work of Cypriot tattoo artist Andres Vrontis who generates ASCII computer art (using characters and numbers to form pointillist images) then meticulously inks every character in black to create greyscale portraits.

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Behold: The 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS Coupe – a 4.9l, V8 grand tourer with a top speed of 174mph (286km/h) – the fastest road going Maserati ever made.

This one, fully restored with a modest 72,000 miles (115,875km) on the clock can be yours for €263,000.

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A convincing satire from CBC’s This Is That. To wit:

I’m now going to come back to the center of the stage and give you some unremarkable context about how I became a thought leader. If it’s ok with you, I’d like to pace while telling you this story.

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Behold the Hubblephone – a virtually all-screen 5G clamshell due for release in 2020 from the ludicrously over-named Hong Kong company Turing Space Industries.

A 14.3 x 7.6 x 0.6cm  ‘main deck’ extends over the top and down the back of the phone with a 50MP, 15x optical zoom camera. An ‘upper deck’ with its own processor and GPU features a further two 12.6cm screens and three 12MP cameras. 

Yours for €2,400, if it ever sees the light of day.

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