“I don’t have an answer about whether it’s ethical or not for any given person to broadcast on Twitch during Prime Day,” Koebel said. “I think it’s a reasonable thing for people to avoid services provided by Amazon in solidarity. I don’t know that it’s the right choice for every broadcaster to risk their livelihood during that same period. I hope people will consider how they criticize one another over it. I made a badly-expressed point, and I’m thankful for the response I got to it and to have the chance to come at it from another angle. Is broadcasting the same as crossing a picket line or buying a new TV during Prime Day? I don’t know that I have a concrete answer.” … [Read more...] about Some Streamers Are Boycotting Twitch In Support Of The Amazon Prime Day Strike
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iPrimio Aluminum Bed Riser This is something I left behind years ago, but it is an admittedly effective way to get extra space without having to move or magically double the size of your closet. Of course, you also get four dark black blocks on your floor. If you want something a bit more subtle, I found these risers that are a bit more under-the-radar. Unlike the more Pyramid-shaped classic bed risers, most of the riser is about the width of a regular bed leg. The strength comes from the base. … [Read more...] about The Elevated Dorm Room Staples That You Can Use As An Adult, Without Shame
Now choose "Install UnleashX" from the menu to replace the standard Microsoft dashboard with UnleashX permanently. Restart your Xbox and pat yourself on the back. UnleashX will boot up instead of the Microsoft dashboard, and it's got all sorts of goodies in store for you: … [Read more...] about Transform Your Classic Xbox into a Killer Media Center
Hulu – Unlike television shows, current popular movies generally will take a while to turn up on Hulu. If you like to channel surf for movies until something catches your eye, then this is a great place to start. There are zillions of flicks to choose from and they're all searchable by name or genre. Netflix – Although much of the Watch Instantly movies at Netflix are titles that date back six months to a decade or more, there are a few newer movies if you hunt around a bit, and they've been improving their Watch Instantly service regularly. With unlimited streaming for subscribers and a handy queue feature to remind you of what movies you want to watch, this is a great substitution for paid movie channels from your cable company. iTunes – As with television shows, you'll pay per movie at iTunes. Buy a flick for about $15 or rent it for 24 hours for about $3 ($4 if you want it in HD). Most movies are available at iTunes the same day as the DVD becomes available in … [Read more...] about How Can I Ditch Cable and Watch My TV Shows and Movies Online?
By the time Saturation was ready to be released in early June—a perfect time for the best beach-friendly rock record of the year—the members of Urge Overkill were already acting like rock stars. When Jim DeRogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times profiled the band, he visited its secret lair, a converted bank on Chicago’s northwest side that had been transformed into “a grunge-rock version of the Playboy Mansion,” a veritable theme park of hip trashiness decorated in tiki lamps, campy best-selling novels, and oversized bongs. (Never one to turn down an opportunity to tear into any Chicago music writer praising Urge Overkill, Albini responded to DeRogatis’ pro-Urge coverage by penning a letter addressed to “Jim DeRogatis, Music Pimp,” where he called the critic “a useless fuck I should ignore.” He then refused to speak to DeRogatis ever again.) While Urge Overkill was squarely opposed to the righteous indignation that was de rigueur … [Read more...] about Part 4: 1993: Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair, and Urge Overkill forsake the underground
“Arnold’s Thanksgiving” (season three, episode 27): Arnold’s unconventional living situation is an accepted fact of the series. There are occasional references to his long-lost adventurer parents, but for the most part, Arnold is committed to his grandparents, their collection of misfit tenants, and his pig Abner as a makeshift family. There is no question that everyone in the Sunset Arms boarding house has come to depend on each other as any family would, even if they came together by accident. Still, Arnold feels the pangs of wanting to be “normal,” as any 9-year-old would, so when the boarding house readies itself for Grandma to turn yet another Thanksgiving into the Fourth Of July (a yearly tradition in forgetfulness), Arnold decides he’s had enough. His pursuit of the perfect, traditional Thanksgiving has him running into Helga (also on the run from her deeply dysfunctional family) and crashing dinner at their teacher’s house. Arnold … [Read more...] about 10 episodes that show the appeal