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"Summer Wars" probably awesome, opens 1 August

This movie has everything: Nosebleeds Onsen Pop-art aliens/toys/avatars/Kami-knows-what TEENAGE RELATIONSHIPS FRAUGHT WITH ANGST Character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto A plot the studio doesn’t want us to know about I can’t think of a better antidote to the summer heat than walking into a chilly movie theatre and watching this with your current crush. Damn it, Tokyo, why you gotta be…

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Please hold for unpopular opinions re: Batman

io9 sez that The Dark Knight sequel may feature Miley Cyrus. I’ll wait, while you wash the blood from your eyes. Done? Okay. Moving on. I think this is a good thing. I can wait. Again. Try rolling your abs up into your spine; it helps the vomit come a little faster. Now swish! Okay. Now that’s finished, let me…

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My Worldcon schedule

With the exception of Squid, everyone I know has put up their Anticipation schedules up, already. So I guess that means it’s my turn: When: Fri 10:00 Location: P-524C Title: How to get what you want out of a local workshop Session ID: 763 All Participants: Alexander Jablokov, Madeline Ashby, Steven Popkes, Eileen Gunn Moderator: Alexander Jablokov Description: Verterans of…

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Food: Strawberry soba salad with ginger and mint

This one’s for Kayleigh, in lieu of a bento box shipped between Ontario and California. I decided to try it after picking up the various ingredients at various points across the city: organic buckwheat-and-taro noodles from a gourmet food shop on College Street, ume-flavoured “drinking vinegar” from a chain drug store, and strawberries and garlic scapes from my local farmers’…

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"SF" stands for "strategic foresight"

Good news, everybody! I’ve been accepted to the M.Des. program in Strategic Foresight and Innovation at the Ontario College of Art and Design. When I tried explaining the program to my mom, I said: “It’s about designing solutions for future problems on every level — from product to policy.” One of the more contemporary problems being tackled by the Strategic…

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