But that’s his story, and he’s sticking to it.
Hey all! I've been reading Sid Meier's autobiography (it's quite good), and apparently the entire well-known story about Gandhi's aggression levels in Civilization I is completely made up! Apologies if this doesn't belong here, but I had no idea and thought others might be interested.
Meier writes in Sid Meier's Memoir! that there was never an overflow error, and that "That kind of bug comes from something called unsigned characters, which are not the default in the C programming language, and not something I used for the leader traits. Brian Reynolds wrote Civ II in C++, and he didn't use them, either. We received no complaints about a Gandhi bug when either game came out, nor did we send out any revisions for one. Gandhi's military aggressiveness score remained at 1 throughout the game." (p.263).
Apparently the entire thing started with a user named "Tunafish" in 2012, who made up the overflow error story on TVTropes.com. It spread from there to a Wikia entry, then eventually to Reddit, was picked up by sites like Kotaku, and then spread from there.
Quick Edit for context: /u/drysart further pointed out that Gandhi was never actually aggressive or nuke happy until Civ V when the developers gave him a chance to get the "Nuke Happy" trait, see https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/jjzojz/according_to_sid_meiers_2020_autobiography_there/gagida9/ for details.
I’m about to finish the audiobook INSIDE OUT by Demi Moore: read by Demi Moore. It’s fantastic. Sometimes I listen to audiobooks and think: I’m not sure I’d read it that way. (You know what I mean?, in my head I have a different cadence- etc). But with a memoir I It’s is what it is. Can you recommend your best memoir read by the person writing it?
I’m probably the only person who’s looking forward to reading James’ autobiography. I feel like it’s gonna be another version of Cinemassacre 200 (it’s my all time favourite video from the channel).
However, when Justin posted his AMA, there were some revelations that most of us didn’t expect. It also reminds me when Bob Iger (CEO of Disney) released his autobiography which revealed that George Lucas felt betrayed of how Disney treated Star Wars. I feel like this upcoming book might be like that.
What are your thoughts? Also, do you all have any theories about what James might reveal in his book? I’m curious.
Chapter 5 - Mike's Coke Addiction
I remember the first McDonald's trip we had made that day. I had opened the car door, only to have a landslide of coca-cola cans flood out the door, slowly forming a pile around muh legs. "Oh shit dude, yeah you gotta go through the window. Here I'll help you load those back in" Mike said coming over to free me of muh entrapment. "Do you want help taking them to the recycling plant?" I asked. "Fuck no! It's apart of my collection. Fuck I love coke." Mike jigged as he loaded the cans back into the car. "Why are you dancing?" I questioned. "I don't know man, fuck, I just.. fuck I love coke" Mike stated as he jigged his way to the drivers side. I had to climb through the window feet first; I remember how quickly muh body sank into the all cola cans. By the point I was sitting, the cola cans were past muh waist. Mike took a deep breath, plugging his nose as he climbed through the driver side window. He was submerged within the cans for roughly 15 seconds before surfacing again with 2 coca-cola cans. Opening the first can, he quickly downed it; before offering me a can; to which I refused. You don't get lush vibrant hair such as muh own, drinking such things. Mike opened the cola can and held it above his head pouring it on himself and shaking like a wet dog. "Fuck I love coke.." he said in a serious tone, starting the vehicle and driving away.
"Did you know you can play old video games on your computer? That's so fucking stupid. Like really? In my opinion if you don't play original console than you're not doing it for real. Y'know?" Mike ranted. "Oh sorry I wasn't paying attention, I was thinking about the dragon of muh day dreams." I replied, still lost in thought. "What? You're weird man.." Mike blurted as he pulled into the parking lot of McDonald's. We entered the entrance and proceeded to the cashier. I remember I had gotten a 6 piece nugget meal. Mikes order was a bit more complex. "Can I get 2 Coke's and 2 Big Mac Meals, both super sized. A McChicken meal, also super sized, with a Coke. 3 Quarter Pounder's with cheese and Coke's. 2 without cheese, also Coke's. Do you guys sell kraft dinner? .. What? No? That's fucking stupid. Gimme 2 more Big Mac Meals; also super sized, also with Coke." Mike ordered. "Damn don't you think that's a lot?" I questioned. "Oh that's not just for today, it's food for the weekend for me. Fuck that grocery shit." Mike slammed his fist on the counter.
We had sat down at a disclos... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is a rudimentary survey to expound upon ideas introduced in Temple Grandin's "Thinking in Pictures" and Daniel Tammet's "Thinking in Numbers". I want to see what other words the blank could be filled in with among Aspies.
A few days ago there was a post on here about PIMP, the autobiography of Iceberg Slim. It caught my interest, so I gave it a read. It's an interesting book and I would recommend it. After I finished it I looked around for reviews because I was curious about other people's thoughts. What caught my eye was the large number of people justifying Slims actions because of the circumstances of his life, or praising his metamorphosis into a better man.
Simply put, I think Slim conned them.
I think the only thing that changed about Slim was the recognition that he was too old and had too much heat to continue pimping. I don’t think he felt even the slightest bit of regret for his actions, in fact I think his pride in them was the major inspiration behind writing this book. I also think Slim was a sociopath.
Sociopath is an overused label that I would usually avoid, but in this case I believe it is clinically correct. The most striking aspect of PIMP for me wasn’t the look into a seedy underground culture, but instead into the mind of a person who can beat the shit out of a woman with a coathanger whip without a shred of remorse.
There are only three things in the narrative that give any evidence Slim has even the slightest capacity for empathy or compassion. These are his love for his mother, his reflections on Henry, and the passages where he bemoans his actions and the poison of pimping. I don't believe him. Slim was a master manipulator, I think that he was well aware that readers would want to see some form of humanity from him as well as regret for his actions. I’m also sure he knew that without these aspects it would be much harder to attract a publisher.
Besides these passages, the overall tone of the piece is not that of someone who is confessing, but of someone who is bragging. There is even the stereotypical claim of having an incredibly high IQ. The entire narrative's primary goal seems to be showing us how intelligent, ruthless, and notorious he was. Slim tells us openly that he became a pimp not just for money, but for prestige. In fact I would argue that the value money held for him was mostly as a symbol of status. I don't see any reason to view this book as anything other than a final opportunity to tell the world that Iceberg Slim was its most cunning pimp.
In my opinion it is wrong to view Slim as a product of circumstance. I think he was a very intelligent man with a psychological illness that made him incapable of empathy, which both l... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey everyone! I love reading female comedian/actress/celebrity autobiographies.
I’ve read: Yes please - Amy Pohler Bossy Pants - Tina Fey Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo - Amy Schumer Celebrity Run-Ins - Kathy Griffin Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher The First Time - Cher (reading next) Me - Elton John (didn’t like)
What else should I read?! What are your faves? I prefer hardback books.
I've been walking for hours, got a bus and then walked some more to try and find where to get a hold of JPW's autobiography. Last night I had learned he wrote one and it sounds fuckin WILD. Anyone know where I can get a copy? Preferably for free, just because I don't want to give any of my money to this guy.
Chapter 3 - Finding Inspiration
On July 14 1989 I wrote, directed, produced, starred, and provided the sound effects in muh first film ever 'Jimmy Rolfe VS the Punching Bag.' I also performed all the stunts; a little known fact is I am one of the youngest stunt performers at the time. The cover of the guitar rift heard in the background was also performed by muhself and on that historical day I learned of muh love for music and decided one day I would create muh own band, REX VIPER.
Just short of the age of 9, I was growing to be one of the youngest film makers in America at the time. This doesn't count 8mm films or any experiments that came before. This is the roots of Cinemassacre right here! 'Jimmy Rolfe VS the Punching Bag' was muh first official full length feature just hitting the 25 minute mark. I had released small clips of the cinematic achievement on the 30th anniversary, which has at this point of writing reached 276,779 views. There is evidence that Sylvester Stallone took inspiration from the film to release Rocky V one year later. It was around this time I had planned to write Mr. Stallone to see about collaborating but as I was starting school again and decided to hold off as it would be best for me to focus on muh studies.
Autumn had just begun as I returned to school; having just entered grade 4. Muh parents decided it was best to move me to a school for students who were considered special; it was quite thrilling to have muh genius acknowledged. Until then I was placed in a regular school for the first few days of the school year. I remember the bus ride the first day well; everyone was quite impressed with muh knowledge of the previous nights Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode. I was wearing muh Nintendo t-shirt that was also a topic among the discussion.
As I entered the classroom, the teacher showed me to muh seat; which was at the front of the class to muh excitement. I had scanned muh eyes around the classroom, there she was; muh future wife April. She looked over towards muh direction. Unfortunately muh enthusiasm was short lived. Entered Bull Cuckington; the fit Jamaican boy who was 2 months younger than muhself. He was wearing a "Genesis Does What Nintendon't" tank top; and to make matters worse he was behind April. That was bullshit in muh mind, yet the teacher had refused muh proposal of a seat change. This day would spark the fire that burned behind muh film where I dismissed the notion of Sega being better than... keep reading on reddit ➡
The author spent 36 years eating pine bark and watching his family die from disease and starvation. The man has no good memories of life. Reader gave the book 3 stars because it didn't bring pleasant emotions.
A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa
So as I am listening to this book, Nick says something very interesting. He talks about the year after he threw 27 tds to 2 ints, that he felt a lot of pressure to recapture that magic.
This is the quote from his book...."Looking back, I think I tried to do too much in 2014. I was trying so hard to live up to my prior accomplishments that I was putting too much pressure on myself, and my play suffered as a result. Instead of just going with what the defense was giving me, I kept trying to force big plays, passing into heavy coverage, looking for the long ball, instead of being satisfied with short yardage passes, holding on to the ball too long in the pocket. Big plays come naturally, not force of will. You need to stay loose. Too often that season I was playing tight."
...he ended that year with 13 tds and 10 ints before getting injured and not finishing the season.
I think we can all agree that Carson is suffering from a lot of the same problems. I do think it's his lack of discipline rather than his ability that is causing these problems. Maybe he is enamored with some of the speed on the outside with our quicker WRs that he is also trying to make the big splash kind of plays? People keep calling him "gunslinger" and comparing him to Favre, but in reality, his TD:INT ratio has always been one of his strengths prior to this year.
I think he can get out of this funk but he needs to recognize that 5-7 yard passes still lead to production. I think it is difficult to balance at times the dinking and dunking with the flinging it all over the field mentality.....I have faith in him. He has shown too much ability in the past and even at times in games this year, to just think he cannot improve. I know he is in his 5th year but continuity on offense (having the same WRs and oline) does mean something too.
I'm hoping this bye week gives him the chance to recognize some of these problems. If he can play consistently well (not even great) and we get everyone back and the defense continues to improve, I don't see why we can't be competitive late into the season....at least I hope!!!!