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Weekly Roundup: June 2nd, 2023

Daniel Barrett
Daniel Barrett
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Weekly Roundup: June 2nd, 2023
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Something On My Radar This Week:

Design Club - Super Mario Bros: Level 1-1 - How Super Mario Mastered Level Design

Very fun.

Give Up Seventy Percent Of The Way Through The Hyperstitious Slur Cascade

Most interesting for it's thesis on how slurs become slurs, when they were often once completely acceptable.

Puritanism took over online fandom — and then came for the rest of the internet

The blog post looks at how the internet has become increasingly puritanical, with anti-sex advocates policing content and sex-positive content being censored. It examines the rise of the "anti-fandom" movement fueled by a moral panic and a lack of media literacy, and how this has made it difficult to have a healthy discourse about sex.

Galton, Ehrlich, Buck

A debate about whether eugenics should be allowed in any capacity, and one in which I learned some truly harrowing stuff I did not know.

Are You Playing to Play, or Playing to Win?

Are you a scrub?

What is it about musical hooks that makes them so catchy?

Interesting theory on why some songs stick and others don't.

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Musician, Business Owner, Dad, among some other things. I am best known for my work in HAVE A NICE LIFE, Giles Corey, and Black Wing. I also started and run a 7-figure marketing agency.