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Game of the Day #2513

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Game of the Day #2913

These water-pressure based games are an ancient and venerated technology, presenting a simple but impossible challenge: squeeze the water-buttons just the right way to sink the tiny plastic balls into the hoop. The currents inside the device are chaotic; there is no sensing or predicting them, and coaxing them to flow the way you need them to is a dark art, like drawing secrets from a ouija board or bending silverware with your mind. Alina quickly mastered the game, of course.

We watched a few episodes of Human Planet today – tales from around the world of people living in extremely inhospitable conditions, in ice and desert and the open ocean, straining for survival in everything they do. We started with popcorn and root beer floats, and ordered pizza partway through; I am dizzied and a little guilty about how different our lives are.

From this vantage point, though, we are afforded a glimpse of life everywhere else, which others don’t get, and that is very much something to be thankful for.

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Written by Umbrella Man

August 9, 2015 at 11:40 pm

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