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  • #136: My So-Called Life

    Though very specific to white people who were going through an awkward phase in 1995 (basically anyone between eleven and forty), My So-Called Life’s resonance cannot be overstated. Simply say the w...
  • #135: Roller Derby

    If you meet a white girl with black hair, tattoos, and a passion for horror films, there is a 100 percent chance that she plays in some sort of Roller Derby league. The sport reached its height of pop...
  • #134 The TED Conference

    One of the easiest ways to create something that white people will like is to create something that will allow them to feel smart but doesn’t require a large amount of work, time, or effort. The...
  • #133 The World Cup

    Every four years the planet comes together to celebrate the World Cup and since white people make up a portion the world, they are not immune to the excitement. However, before you start planning out...
  • #132 Picking their own Fruit

    It is well established that white people like the past. Vintage clothing, history degrees, and nostalgia are just three examples of how white people show their love for by-gone eras. So when white peo...

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  • Robots Read News of the Kraft/Heinz Merger

    If your firewall is blocking the image, see it on Twitter here.Humor Dimensions: Recognition, mean, clever, bizarreBrevity: Good (could lose the word “have” in first panel)Inappropriateness: High...
  • The Era of Humans - Ending Soon

    I believe the Era of Humans will end in my organic lifetime. I expect to see the first humans transfer their minds into non-organic vessels (meaning software, maybe robot bodies) within twenty years.
  • Morning Routine of a Writer

    Business Insider asked me to describe my morning routine. You might be interested in how rigidly I control my body and my environment to invite creativity in.Scott...
  • Humor Writing Tutorial

    How hard is it to write three sentences for my experimental web comic Robots Read News? Probably harder than it looks.I think of the writing process as having about eighteen layers. And one of those...
  • Robots Read News of Utah Firing Squads

    [Updated 3/26/15 with result]Today I bring you a Robots Read News episode engineered to get a healthy number of “favorites” on Twitter but relatively few retweets. The hypothesis is that people...

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