The following is a first person editorial, in response a piece for The Atlantic by Chris Yogerst, where he said…
This is the future, y’all.
This clearly puts Power Wheels to shame.
The Luna Ring plan, which was introduced in Tokyo, is only the most recent in a long line of envelope pushing, seemingly kooky ideas to come from Shimizu Corp.
Any office drone knows that when all hell breaks loose (in a non-lethal, non-Post Office kind of way) that there’s two ways to come out on top: have lots of friends (hard) or have superior firepower. In this case, the latter can be yours for about thirty bucks.
In “what do you mean you reversed the polarity on the neutron flow?” news, scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created an atom smasher small enough to fit on an average kitchen dinette from Ikea.
Since seeing Grand Slam next to the HAL in the early 1980s, many of us have dreamed of the day when a real, functional laser cannon would become a reality. That day has just been pushed back …
In “oh god oh god, we’re all gonna die” news, Japanese researchers are teaching robots how to learn and think. Wait, what?
We’ve seen old shoe boxes transform into decked out dioramas and soda pop cans become purses, but never trash that can be configured to deliver the internet.
For a mere $40,000.
In “it’s not paranoia if they really are spying on you” news, Cambridge Consultants has unveiled a portable radar system in a backpack. Seriously.
Proving exactly why they matter, NASA released a new video, showing exactly what happens when a black hole eats a star. Wait, what?
Welcome to “The Thump!” — an irregular column spotlighting the best Black elements of professional wrestling. Named after the signature move of groundbreaking wrestler The Junkyard Dog, “The Thump!” showcases the history and impact of Black athletes in the squared circle.
Njoku’s work creates avenues for producers of content — music and video, from reality TV to scripted fare — to showcase their work where before their avenues were more limited.
“Yep! This has got to be my most eclectic column to date. My ear is so multi-demensional. There’s something for everybody in here.”
Before, say, 1988, the idea of using what could be the most offensive racial slur ever created in public, would have seemed ridiculous to most people.