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"A Cruel Angel's Edit" : The Lingua Franca of Pop-culture Deconstruction

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With the recent arrival of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" to Netflix, the internet was again seized by one of the most squabbled-over animes of all time. But if there is anything about NGE that the internet can agree on, it's that the opening theme song and video, "A Cruel Angel's Thesis", totally kicks ass. Its hyper-paced and heavily-layered editing is at once prototypical AMV eye-candy, while also being a solid narrative deconstruction of a show you'll never really understand. As with other anime fan edits, it quickly became popular to re-cut other anime in the same style. But it was its discursive potential, mixed with the totally over-the-top tunes, that made the "Cruel Angel's Edit" such a powerful meme outside of anime, and has inspired a series of truly high-effort good-posts over the years re-rendering all aspects of culture. Here are some of the internet's best, and below the fold some honorable mentions: Arthur | King of the Hill | Diner's, Drive-ins, and Dives | Regular Show (original) | Super Mario 64 | Marianne Williamson | Drake and Josh | Hey Arnold! | Steam Summer Sale | The Legend of Zelda | Windows 98 | 2018 World Cup

The top tier demonstrate a deep understanding of both media, have edited assets to an impressive degree, and frickin' nail the break-down at 01:07. The honorable mentions are here for having solid openings, proper portraits on the "dream bridge", and giving the break-down their best shot: Simpsons | Lazy Town | My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic | Brexit (remain?)(leave?) | There's more on KnowYourMeme and around the internet. Please shout out any of your favorites that I missed!
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Original Puppets from 'Mister Roger's Neighborhood' in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Original puppets from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

The Land of Make-Believe is closer than many people realize. In fact, some of its residents live, without much notice, on the top floor of the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum.

As you turn the corner after arriving on that floor, the puppets from Fred Roger’s beloved Children’s Show, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, appear before you. These original puppets are King Friday XIII, Queen Sarah, Henrietta Pussycat, X the Owl, Lady Elaine Fairchilde, Daniel Tiger, and Grandpere.

The Land of Make-Believe was a way for Rodgers to talk about difficult topics in a way that children could understand and relate to. He performed many of the puppet personalities himself. They were part of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which was one of the first children’s television programs aimed at helping children’s development. The show ran from 1963 to 2001 and was only off the air for one year (1967).

The puppets aren’t the only Mister Rogers props within the museum. Others are sprinkled throughout its exhibits like little easter eggs for both kids and kids-at-heart. On a bench in the “Attic” exhibit, under a plexiglass box, are Roger’s signature sneakers and a tiny plaque. Most people don’t know they’re there and pass right by. Outside of the “Makeshop,” a craft area in the museum, is Roger’s iconic red sweater.

Though Pittsburgh is heavily connected to Rogers—the Pennsylvania native lived and died within the city—these exhibits are barely mentioned on the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum website and hardly appear in traditional tourist advertising, meaning these childhood treasures are basically hidden away in plain sight!

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When you find a non-toxic channel, hold on to it

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Here's A List of Some Videogame Youtubers Who Aren't Terrible

...with an emphasis on the obscure, unexpected, and off-the-beaten-path. From Liz Ryerson (previously). Non-Patreon link for those interested.
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SNESPi - 3D Printed Raspberry Pi Mini SNES(s)

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Last year I built a mini NES console using a Raspberry Pi, an NFC reader and a 3D-printed case.
An obvious follow-up project would be to make a mini SNES with the Raspberry Pi.



I probably have more childhood fondness for the Super Nintendo than I do the original NES.
Some of my best gaming memories are playing co-op Turtles in Time and Diddy's Kong Quest with my brother.

*Big Apple, 3AM*
I grew-up with the Super Famicom-style European SNES and only learned about the markedly different North American model as an adult much later...

I actually grew to quite like the hideous North American SNES after a while ;)
This fascinated me, there's such a contrast between the two styles. I wanted to make a mini version of both.

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Code Quality 3

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It's like a half-solved cryptogram where the solution is a piece of FORTH code written by someone who doesn't know FORTH.
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majuje19
937 days ago
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Que lo mire alguien que no sea el Cuco
hansschmucker
947 days ago
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Why do I see many colleagues (past and present) in this picture 😆
alt_text_bot
948 days ago
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It's like a half-solved cryptogram where the solution is a piece of FORTH code written by someone who doesn't know FORTH.
rickhensley
948 days ago
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So it's securely obscured?
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Brstrk
948 days ago
It was until the new hire pushed the keys to their branch.

Not even one chiptune

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For his Gamembient mix, German producer Basco pulls together tracks from fifteen different video game scores to create a wistful, melancholic soundtrack to your day.

Tracklist:
  1. Martin Stig Andersen"Menu" (Limbo)
  2. Akira Yamaoka"White Noiz" (Silent Hill 2)
  3. Floex"The Mezzanine" (Machinarium)
  4. Ben Prunty"Cosmos (Explore)" (FTL: Faster Than Light)
  5. Chris Zabriskie"CGI Snake" (Her Story)
  6. Ben Benjamin"Air Parsing" (Hohokum)
  7. Disasterpeace"Formations" & "Memory" (Fez)
  8. Dual Ryan"Va" (The Beginner's Guide)
  9. Chris Remo"Calm After The Storm" (Firewatch)
  10. Chris Remo"A Very Long Phase" (Gone Home)
  11. Disasterpeace"Wisdom's Tragedy" (Hyper Light Drifter)
  12. Michiru Ōshima & Kōichi Yamazaki – "Impression" (Ico)
  13. Austin Wintory"The Call" & "First Confluence" (Journey)
  14. Heathered Pearls"Raising Our Ashes" (Hohokum)
  15. C418"Subwoofer Lullaby" (Minecraft)
  16. Jim Guthrie"The Cloud" (Sword & Sworcery EP)
  17. Dual Ryan"D.S. Al Coda" (The Beginner's Guide)
(Found via FACT's "ten best mixes of 2016") (Dubbel Dutch's Rare Earth Tones mix is also pretty great.)
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