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Tapped Out: The Paperback

Hey, want to read about my brother-in-law getting punched in the face? I know you do!!

His book, Tapped Out is being released in paperback today. The book chronicles his real-life experiences as an amateur MMA fighter. It’s fun, it’s funny and it gives a comprehensive and user-friendly history of MMA (mixed martial arts - think Ultimate Fighter). It has a pretty neat supporting cast too, including Randy Couture and… some people I may or may not be related to.

And while I might have plugged it anyway just to get on his good side, I really did enjoyed reading it, and can recommend it without hesitation.

You can buy it here.

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The people who did this, they were in charge of a powerful country that was beginning to crumble. They could see the end, their end, and it scared them suicidal. As the time began to run out - over decades keep in mind - they figured they and one chance to preserve themselves, to preserve what they saw as their way of life. And so, before they lost the only opportunity they might ever have, they put a plan into motion.

Wool by Hugh Howey

I just finished reading the Wool Omnibus. Fantastic science fiction that takes place long after the end of the world. Highly recommended.

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Got a chance to see the Oscar-nominated animated shorts tonight, and there were some impressive clips nominated, including a cute Pixar short. But all pale in comparison to “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” above, which on a purely animation level is on a whole ‘nother level. But what’s even more fascinating is that the clip is also available as an iPad app in interactive story form, which is pretty frickin’ fascinating and a great publishing model for short films. (Ironically, the film is about how great the printed book is.) Is MoonBot Studios the next Pixar? Maybe it’s too soon to ask that (though it has a former Pixar staffer at the helm), but you certainly feel like they’re onto something.

A fantastic fifteen minutes. 

(Source: shortformblog)

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