The Journey's End

There are people who will feel threatened by the idea of you liking yourself. This is because if you like yourself, you’ll believe that you deserve to be treated well, so you won’t tolerate it when they treat you badly, and they either don’t know how to treat you properly or don’t want to treat you properly, so they know you liking yourself means that you will invariably leave them or stand up to them. When somebody wants you to be insecure or to doubt yourself, it’s because they want to use those insecurities and doubts against you. To hell with those people. They don’t care about you. They just want to be able to treat you like dirt, and they’re scared you won’t let them, so go ahead, scare them; love yourself.

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Power is me convincing you that I have it and you don’t.

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Obit of the Day: From Cards to Consoles
When Hiroshi Yamauchi took over his grandfather’s company in 1949 it was the Nintendo Playing Card Co. Founded in 1889, the company made a popular Japanese card game as well as traditional playing card decks. (The company still makes cards in Japan and hosts an annual bridge tournament.)
But Mr. Yamauchi had a bigger vision for the company. He tried expanding into various industries including food, taxis, and hotels before settling on toys in 1966. The first toy produced by Nintendo was “Ultra Hand” which could reach out and grab things. 
Random note: Gunpei Yokoi, the creator of Ultra Hand, would later design Nintendo’s Game Boy.
Beginning in 1974, Nintendo first tried out the electronic gaming market as the Japanese dealer of the Magnavox Odyssey game console. Three years later they introduced their own home gaming console, “Color TV Game”. 
Nintendo was also developing arcade games. They began in 1973 but it would take 8 years for the company to manufacture its first hit -  Donkey Kong - which premiered in 1981. Nintendo continued to produce international arcade hits including Donkey Kong, Jr., Popeye, Mario Bros., and Punch-Out.
But everything changed in 1985 when Nintendo launched the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), known as Famicom (“Family Computer”) in Japan. The system, which came with a copy of Super Mario Bros - one of the best-selling games of all time and the basis for myriad spin-off games - helped rejuvenate a video game industry that was struggling. Four years later they made games portable with the introduction of the Game Boy.
Under Mr. Yamauchi the company also created a roster of characters that   are known to gamers and non-gamers alike including Mario, Luigi, Link, Zelda, Metroid, and Kirby.
In 1992, Mr. Yamauchi expanded his personal interests by buying the Seattle Mariners baseball franchise. Although not a fan of baseball, Mr. Yamauchi became the first Japanese owner in Major League Baseball history - and like Nintendo, the Mariners experienced a golden age. While he was owner the Mariners made it to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history and in 2001 won an MLB record 116 regular season games. He sold the team to Nintendo USA in 2005.
Mr. Yamauchi would retire in 2002 when Nintendo earned a record $1.3 billion in profits. Upon leaving the company he turned down his $11 million “allowance” and asked that it be put back into the company. As of 2013 Mr. Yamauchi was still listed as the 12th richest man in Japan.
Hiroshi Yamauchi died on September 19, 2013 at the age of 85.
Sources: The Verge, Time, Forbes, Wikipedia, and Baseball-Reference.com
(Image was created by Dave Jarbo and courtesy of www.fanpop.com)
Other tech/gaming related OOTD posts:
Lewis Kornfeld - Designer of the TRS-80 home computer
Gerald Lawson - Invented the video game cartridge
Norio Ohga - Head of Sony who oversaw the creation of the compact disc
Norman Sas - Inventor of electric tabletop football
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obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: From Cards to Consoles

When Hiroshi Yamauchi took over his grandfather’s company in 1949 it was the Nintendo Playing Card Co. Founded in 1889, the company made a popular Japanese card game as well as traditional playing card decks. (The company still makes cards in Japan and hosts an annual bridge tournament.)

But Mr. Yamauchi had a bigger vision for the company. He tried expanding into various industries including food, taxis, and hotels before settling on toys in 1966. The first toy produced by Nintendo was “Ultra Hand” which could reach out and grab things. 

Random note: Gunpei Yokoi, the creator of Ultra Hand, would later design Nintendo’s Game Boy.

Beginning in 1974, Nintendo first tried out the electronic gaming market as the Japanese dealer of the Magnavox Odyssey game console. Three years later they introduced their own home gaming console, “Color TV Game”. 

Nintendo was also developing arcade games. They began in 1973 but it would take 8 years for the company to manufacture its first hit -  Donkey Kong - which premiered in 1981. Nintendo continued to produce international arcade hits including Donkey Kong, Jr., Popeye, Mario Bros., and Punch-Out.

But everything changed in 1985 when Nintendo launched the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), known as Famicom (“Family Computer”) in Japan. The system, which came with a copy of Super Mario Bros - one of the best-selling games of all time and the basis for myriad spin-off games - helped rejuvenate a video game industry that was struggling. Four years later they made games portable with the introduction of the Game Boy.

Under Mr. Yamauchi the company also created a roster of characters that   are known to gamers and non-gamers alike including Mario, Luigi, Link, Zelda, Metroid, and Kirby.

In 1992, Mr. Yamauchi expanded his personal interests by buying the Seattle Mariners baseball franchise. Although not a fan of baseball, Mr. Yamauchi became the first Japanese owner in Major League Baseball history - and like Nintendo, the Mariners experienced a golden age. While he was owner the Mariners made it to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history and in 2001 won an MLB record 116 regular season games. He sold the team to Nintendo USA in 2005.

Mr. Yamauchi would retire in 2002 when Nintendo earned a record $1.3 billion in profits. Upon leaving the company he turned down his $11 million “allowance” and asked that it be put back into the company. As of 2013 Mr. Yamauchi was still listed as the 12th richest man in Japan.

Hiroshi Yamauchi died on September 19, 2013 at the age of 85.

Sources: The Verge, Time, Forbes, Wikipedia, and Baseball-Reference.com

(Image was created by Dave Jarbo and courtesy of www.fanpop.com)

Other tech/gaming related OOTD posts:

Lewis Kornfeld - Designer of the TRS-80 home computer

Gerald Lawson - Invented the video game cartridge

Norio Ohga - Head of Sony who oversaw the creation of the compact disc

Norman Sas - Inventor of electric tabletop football


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Different Views of the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, or Caldwell 92, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.
Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.
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Different Views of the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, or Caldwell 92, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.
Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.
friarpark:


Different Views of the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, or Caldwell 92, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.
Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.
friarpark:


Different Views of the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, or Caldwell 92, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.
Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.
friarpark:


Different Views of the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, or Caldwell 92, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.
Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.
friarpark:


Different Views of the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, or Caldwell 92, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.
Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.
friarpark:


Different Views of the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, or Caldwell 92, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.
Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.

friarpark:

Different Views of the Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, or Caldwell 92, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.

Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.

The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.

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astronemma:

Blow, Winds

The Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) consists of a glowing cloud of ionized gas excited by the surrounding hot, massive young blue stars. Strong winds of particles blow from these stars, shaping the residual gas left from a spent star formation region, creating these structures with striking appearances.

Image credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum, via SPACE.com
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astronemma:

Blow, Winds

The Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) consists of a glowing cloud of ionized gas excited by the surrounding hot, massive young blue stars. Strong winds of particles blow from these stars, shaping the residual gas left from a spent star formation region, creating these structures with striking appearances.

Image credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum, via SPACE.com


Now look listen and please understand: all of you older cartoonists.

We are living in a new world of cartoonists who aren’t caught up with these thirty-year-late ideas of “edginess.” Exploding heads just don’t do the trick anymore, I’m sorry to break it to you. Hastily slapping gibberish dialogue into the mouths of brown characters doesn’t excite people nor does it challenge people in any way. Not anymore.

You’re boring. Racist, boring and not in any way “real.”

There is nothing real or unbridled or unfiltered about this nonsense. It’s extremely filtered. Filtered through the hacky independent comics of the 1980s, filtered through the rather privileged aesthetic tastes of the 1960s undergrounds, filtered through B-movies and action blockbusters. If art like this represents someone’s unbridled self, I’ll have the restrained version, thank you.

New Small Press Comics | The Comics Journal

Darryl Ayo with a headshot. Your edgy is everyone else’s tired and banal. Step your game up.

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This is 100% nail on the head. This same shit applies to all the “anti-P.C.” punks, the contrarian dudes (you know, libertarians) whose chosen mode of rebellion is to rebel against the forward-thinking people in the scene. Guttermouth is like the best example I can think of, though NOFX is often guilty of this as well. Racism, homophobia, patriocentricity, etc etc… This shit is not “edgy” or “challenging”. On the contrary, it is literally the EXACT OPPOSITE. It is STATUS QUO. It is FOX NEWS. You aren’t edgy, you’re a fucking white supremacist.

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