Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Soul of Chogokin Mazinger Z D.C. (Damage ver.)





Expected in November.

Doctor Aphra mood board

Link.

Blocks

"George Clooney is selling his tequila company Casamigos to Diageo for $1 billion"

"If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don't think we would have said yes"

"This Guy Spent A Year Exploring The Subculture Of Competitive Punning"

FC:

“The best pun I heard during the course of writing the book was: ‘I went to go shopping for cherries and microphones the other day: bought a bing, bought a boom,'” Joe told me. “The worst pun I heard was: ‘If steaks can’t satisfy you, can ribs?’ where the words ‘Can ribs’ were somehow supposed to form a pun on ‘Cribs.’ This was 15 minutes into a pun duel about furniture and all the good puns were taken, but still

...

Lots of Americans quietly love puns but either don’t realize it or are ashamed to admit it.
His book is available at Amazon.

"Thai model in shameful homeless-inspired photoshoot"

Derelict.

Thor Ragnarok figures available for preorder

Marvel Select Gladiator Thor and Gladiator Hulk.

Ash vs Evil Dead Ultimate Ash Figure also just posted for preorder.

"Thailand's king was targeted by two teenagers firing rubber pellets while he was cycling in southern Germany's Bavaria"

"the king's aides had already informed the prosecution service that he did not wish to press charges"

Miracle Merchant Beta sign up

Upcoming mobile game from the makers of Card Thief (which was my favorite new game of the last year).

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Nightmare fuel

USA Today on truck drivers as "modern-day indentured servants"

USAT:

A yearlong investigation by the USA TODAY Network found that port trucking companies in southern California have spent the past decade forcing drivers to finance their own trucks by taking on debt they could not afford. Companies then used that debt as leverage to extract forced labor and trap drivers in jobs that left them destitute.

If a driver quit, the company seized his truck and kept everything he had paid towards owning it.

If drivers missed payments, or if they got sick or became too exhausted to go on, their companies fired them and kept everything. Then they turned around and leased the trucks to someone else.

Drivers who manage to hang on to their jobs sometimes end up owing money to their employers – essentially working for free. Reporters identified seven different companies that have told their employees they owe money at week’s end.

31% off third party Shockwave figure



$19.99 for a roughly 4" tall Shockwave. Highly articulated and transforms easily. You do have to assemble it, but it was easy enough that I ordered a Grimlock, too.