Way Cool Wednesday – 2 August 2017

Way Cool Wednesday – 2 August 2017

August 2, 2017 0 By mattdoylemedia

It’s Way Cool Wednesday time! What does that mean? Well, as always, it’s means that I get to ramble on about some random stuff that I found online that made me smile in the hope that at least one of them will in turn brighten someone else’s day too. So … let’s begin!

 

WAY COOL BUZZFEED THINGY: 23 TERRY PRATCHETT QUOTES

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kayetoal/23-of-the-most-beautiful-terry-pratchett-quotes-to-remember?utm_term=.ex5PjeNa7#.mtGL5ozjO

Terry Pratchett remains one of my favourite authors. I’ve always said that his books were great because there was a little something for everyone within them, and they were written in a way that you could either simply enjoy them or dig deeper if you so choose. The quotes include snippets from his Discworld series AND some things that he himself said. There are some wonderful tidbits of wisdom therein.

 

WAY COOL VIDEO: TAPE FACE – AMERICA’S GOT TALEN 2016

Now, I’m not generally a big fan of most reality TV. When it comes to shows like this though, I do sometimes watch specific acts if they take my fancy. New Zealand born Tape Face is one such act. The prop-infused-mime-artist is outright at times, and he was a deserving finalist. Well worth a look if you haven’t seen him before.

 

WAY COOL BLOG POST: DRAKULUS REVIEWS BREATH OF THE WILD & BATMAN VS SUPERMAN

https://drakulus.com/2017/07/19/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-review-wii-uswitch/

https://drakulus.com/2017/07/25/batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-review/

What I love about Drakulus’ reviews is that he’s always so balanced in what he says. What we have here are his thoughts on a game that has been touted as perfect, and a film that is said to be painfully bad. In this case, I agree with his overall summary of each item. Personally, I rated Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor a little more, but that’s OK. These are great reads.

 

WAY COOL MUSIC VIDEO: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – DROWNING IN A DAYDREAM

COC are an American rock band that have touched on everything from punk to hardcore to stoner rock. This song is a little bit stoner and a little commercial. It’s a fun, catchy piece, and probably my most played track by the band. As a bonus comment, I first discovered the band when Beavis and Butthead commented on their music video for ‘Clean My Wounds’.

 

WAY COOL ARTICLE: PATHOLOGIZING PLAY – AMBIGAMING

https://ambigamingcorner.com/2017/07/26/pathologizing-play/

If you aren’t aware of Athena’s site, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s chock full of well-written, well-researched, thoughtful articles. This one is the start of her research about gaming addiction. Great read.

 

And there you have it. That’s my haul done for this edition.



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