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Writer, game designer, and sorbetto influencer. Professor @GeorgiaTech, Contributing Editor @TheAtlantic. Also: Persuasive Games, @ObjectsObjects.

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the long con
The long con
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actually doritos is the singular the plural is doritoi
Actually, Doritos is the singular. The plural is Doritoi.
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mom and dad on the phone would you like to know what we think about cbd
Mom and dad on the phone: “Would you like to know what we think about CBD?”
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this is the true story of seven people picked to live in a house to find out what happens when people stop bei
This is the true story of seven people picked to live in a house to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start making sorbetto.
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why would they name them that way i have no idea
Why would they name them that way? I have no idea.
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a friend got in touch whose kids are lactose intolerant theyre tried but had difficulty making ice cream with
A friend got in touch whose kids are lactose intolerant. They’re tried but had difficulty making ice cream with coconut milk.

The secret is to use coconut cream as well, and invert sugar for texture. The last image shows the result, which is 100% vegan chocolate.
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it must be such a nuisance every time cinnamoroll goes to starbucks
It must be such a nuisance every time Cinnamoroll goes to Starbucks.
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even the e in the logo is queasy at the thought of drinking pepsi
Even the ‘e’ in the logo is queasy at the thought of drinking Pepsi.
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community is such an amazing euphemism for database
"Community" is such an amazing euphemism for "database."
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the writing in your head and the writing on the page
The writing in your head, and the writing on the page.
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cool you can buy a licensed injection molded mass produced version of an animated character meant to represent
Cool, you can buy a licensed, injection-molded, mass-produced version of an animated character meant to represent a child’s charming buy hackneyed craft project?
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dear academic faculty i am researching a story on horrors of the university as workplace i am especially inter
Dear academic faculty: I am researching a story on horrors of the university as workplace. I am especially interested in interpersonal conflicts that feel, for whatever reason, unique to the academy. I'd like to hear from you (in confidence): ibogost at theatlantic dot com
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the best thing about being a writer is that you can do what you love every day which is hating yourself
The best thing about being a writer is that you can do what you love every day, which is hating yourself.
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computers get hot when they run they get hot because of the data in them the data is hot because it is angry i
Computers get hot when they run.

They get hot because of the data in them.

The data is hot because it is angry.

It’s angry because it is stolen.
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i wrote about using alexa to talk with my dad who has been legally blind since the 50s and has never used a co
I wrote about using Alexa to talk with my dad, who has been legally blind since the ‘50s and has never used a computer.
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i dont know where this came from but yeah
I don’t know where this came from but yeah.
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things i would rather do than consume your news story as video empty the dishwasher strip barnacles from the h
Things I would rather do than consume your news story as video:

Empty the dishwasher
Strip barnacles from the hull
Molt
Literally anything
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idea replace vp of in job titles with darth
Idea: Replace “VP of” in job titles with “Darth.”
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