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  • Yong shared from Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    Many would later liken the pairing of Morrow and Halliday to that of Jobs and Wozniak or Lennon and McCartney. It was a partnership destined to alter the course of human history.
    Note: loving this book. nomatter how cheesy it is!!
  • Yong shared from The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America (Vintage) by Erik Larson
    a new beer did well, winning the exposition’s top beer award. Forever afterward, its brewer called it Pabst Blue Ribbon.
    Note: Heres a toast to the hipsters...
  • Yong shared from The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America (Vintage) by Erik Larson
    Bloom thought a moment, hummed a tune, then plinked it out on the keyboard one note at a time: Over the next century this tune and its variations would be deployed in a succession of mostly cheesy movies, typically as an accompaniment to the sinuous emergence of a cobra from a basket. It would also drive the schoolyard lyric, “And they wear no pants in the southern part of France.” Bloom regretted his failure to copyright the tune. The royalties would have run into the millions.
  • Yong shared from The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America (Vintage) by Erik Larson
    By his own assessment, he was a “mother’s boy.” He spent a good deal of time alone in his room reading Jules Verne and Edgar Allan Poe and inventing things. He built a wind-powered mechanism that generated noise to scare birds from the family fields and set out to create a perpetual motion machine.
    Note: ohh snaps this guy sounds like me... :$
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