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  • The History of Ninja Gaiden World Records

    The History of Ninja Gaiden World Records


    Summoning Salt, a YouTuber who has risen to notoriety for his videos documenting the history of world record speedruns, is one of the great post-Bois documentarians. While he doesn’t have access to Bois’ level of production, he excels at bringing the same sort of humanity and drama to statistics, making the distance between seconds and even milliseconds feel gargantuan. His video on the progression of the world record in the 1988 NES game Ninja Gaiden, in my opinion, demonstrates his…

  • The Bob Emergency

    The Bob Emergency

    Not knowing fuck all about sports is actually a benefit here because I got to experience that tape measure pan reveal completely pure.

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    To die is to witness the end of the world. What is a bullet if not a meteor, rocketing into your orbit and shattering the hard bone that protects your universe from collapse. How does it feel to be shot in the brain? Do you disappear all at once, like an ice cube dropped into boiling water? Or do you slowly feel yourself shed your identity piece by piece? Is there a split second where all of a sudden you…



    The part where a single strand of Lynch’s perfectly coiffed hair just slumps down at the accusation that he’s’d he do that??