20 years ago the average Brit watched 4 hours of TV a day. Their favorite show was a soap. The most popular news source was The Sun. The number one brand was Coca Cola. The best selling car was a Ford Fiesta. The two biggest issues in people’s lives were the economy and the NHS. 20% of people enjoyed a night at the pub. 27% were always improving their home. 11% rarely had a family meal. 23% enjoyed clothes shopping. 17% hated housework.
This is all also true in 2011. Life is fundamentally much the same.
— Majority report: looking through the digital hype « BBH Labs
"Вслед за потомками писателей и заплывом факелоносцев у нас в новостях появится еще какой-нибудь сорокинский сюжет, и все будут над ним смеяться или негодовать, а после торжеств по случаю 400-летия дома Романовых начнутся торжества по случаю 100-летия Первой мировой войны, которые нам еще раз напомнят, что мы империя, а в империю из Узбекистана можно ездить без визы, а Лев Гумилев был против гей-браков, а толерантность – это ругательство, и вообще, как принято писать в Инстаграме, «дала г1азот къобал дойла Цуьнна»."
— Россия – Украина. Разговор с телевизором - Россия - Slon.ru
Adam: You must tell the people about Masq, Graham. They deserve to know. If there’s one thing RPS readers love it is daytime soap things about fashion designers. And affairs. They love a good affair.
Graham: In 15 minutes you can be divorced, in prison for murder, and bankrupt. It’s quite the little thing.
Adam: And so, Graham reviewed life. With added criticism of the ridiculous in app purchases.
— The RPS Verdict: The Wolf Among Us | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"Oh look, I’m manning a turret while scripted events happen all around me. Oh look, a scripted event has broken the turret and now I’m running in the one acceptable direction in this vast beach area. Oh look, men are shouting at me, telling me what to do, in a medium where our freedom and ability to experience the unreachable are usually so valued. One of the men shouts, “We’re surrounded from all sides!” and I simultaneously think the obvious, “what other form of surrounded is there?”, at the same time as feeling the ennui of the person who had to write that line, and the system in which it was good enough, and the man who recorded it in the studio, and the person whose job it was to make that man shout that line at that moment."
— Three Hours With: Call Of Duty: Ghosts Single Player | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"Oh God. Yeah, I do, I do. It’s a little embarrassing to admit though. I think a lot about the word ‘legacy’. I think it’s a function, at heart, of being the oldest guy in game development. (laughs) It’s funny because I used to always be the youngest guy in every circle I was part of and now I’m always the oldest. When you start getting older you stop caring about a lot of the things that you cared about when you were a kid, and you start thinking about leaving something behind. I don’t have kids, so I’m not leaving my DNA behind, but I hope the DNA of the games I’ve worked on lives on. When I see things like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I realise I was part of a team that created something that’s bigger than us and that’s really cool. The fact that our kinds of games are making a resurgence is great. They never went away completely but there was a period where it was the hot thing and then it kind of cooled off. There was a period where it was just me, and maybe Bethesda and Peter Molyneux a little bit, and then it kind of died off. And then out of the blue, it’s back."
— Interview: Spector On Fears, Legacies and Returning To PC | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
"I met a sports scientist who was working on tennis balls that travelled more slowly – responding to the concern that, as people get better and better at serving, tennis could become reduced to a series of unreturnable serves. I wish I could visualise the musical equivalent of an unreturnable serve, but if we want to carry on believing in a thing called creativity, let’s not assume that technical limits equate to creative limits."
— The Wire - Collateral Damage: Mark Fell
"Did Phuture manage to turn a dial further than it was intended to go? Was there a message on the front of the machine saying, “If you have the filter’s resonance turned up to maximum, please do not wiggle its frequency control, as you might inadvertently discover a new musical vocabulary”? Was this caution somehow hardwired into the construction of the machine at a physical rather than symbolic level – for example a bit of very strong plastic inside the machine designed to prevent rapid manually induced changes in a filter’s cut-off frequency when the resonance was set beyond a certain point, as this was deemed non-representative of real bass playing?"
— The Wire - Collateral Damage: Mark Fell
"Elop is a Trojan horse. He has been planted there by Nokia to devalue MSFT and then finally Nokia will buy them out."
— Microsoft CEO candidate Stephen Elop said to consider selling Xbox business, killing Bing | The Verge
"After 1971 he also took amphetamines, despite the concern of his friends, one of whom (Ron Graham) bet him $500 that he could not stop taking the drug for a month. Erdős won the bet, but complained that during his abstinence mathematics had been set back by a month: “Before, when I looked at a piece of blank paper my mind was filled with ideas. Now all I see is a blank piece of paper.” After he won the bet, he promptly resumed his amphetamine use."
— Paul Erdős - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"аналогия принципиально неточна. в клипе собрались не условные Майли Сайрус, которых презирает элита — а самая что ни на есть элита, давно монополизировавшая свои рынки, обнимающаяся взасос с Единой Россией, демонстрирующая нищей стране свое вызывающее сверхбогатство, а также назначающая новых Майли Сайрус, которым будет позволено стать так называемым “мейнстримом”. проблема не в том, что эти персонажи слишком “народные” и “популярные” — проблема в том, что они мафиозные; это такая коллективная шоу-бизнесовая Роснефть, и раздражение по их поводу — не высокомерное элитистское фе, а скорее проявление классовой розни"
— Michael Idov - У сами знаете какого ролика - миллион просмотров за…