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The September issue of Handshake magazine

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Here it is. The September issue of Handshake magazine. So much to read. So much to do. Cory Doctorow. Bionics. Legos. Puzzles. Missions. Accordions. Finding love in the age of the Internet. There’s molecular gastronomy and the power of cow poop (unrelated). We suggest our five favorite violent video games for the Supreme Court to […]

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Dystopian video death match to the death

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Everybody knows the doomsday nightmare apocalypse is still at least a few years from becoming a full-blown reality, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a sneak peek at our terrible end-of-the-world, people-eating-people, countries-falling-apart, no-Internet future. Handshake decided to put 5 real world videos up against 5 of their cinematic counterparts. Horrible, post-apocalyptian dystopia preview: […]

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Five Steps To Starting A Career In Corporate Espionage

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James Bond’s days are numbered. The iconic spy’s agency MI-6, the CIA, NSA, and other intelligence agencies are continuously moving away from human intelligence and into the world of satellites and unmanned drones. Unfortunately, there just aren’t many jobs available for gadget-toting sneaks. As part of Handshake’s continuing effort to help its readers achieve their dreams, we’ve provided five easy-to-follow […]

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Killing Me Softly

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Handshake assembled a posse of our meanest members and sent them down to the Ragnarok XXV event in western Pennsylvania. Here, they suspended their disbelief until they found themselves stuck somewhere between the Middle Ages and Middle Earth. They crossed cloth-taped swords with 1,358 of America’s best foam blade slingers in an event that is […]

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Dance Lessons With Elvis Jr.

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As a kid I tried out a lot of different hobbies before finding something I liked enough to stick with. Legos, Etch-a-Sketch, binge drinking – none did it for me. Thankfully I found disc golf, and my life hasn’t been the same since.

But not all kids like Frisbees. Some prefer boomerangs. Or womanizing. Or Elvis.

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Some Powerful Shit

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If you’ve never been to cow country, you might not be familiar with the wacky things farmers do with the tons of crap that plops onto fields across America every day. Poo clocks. Poo trivets. Poo chucking contests. Honestly, though, this stuff is all pretty worthless, never mind gross. What’s next, a baby crib made from caribou crap?

Besides, why waste a turd on a trivet when it can be used for something worthwhile, such as powering your PlayStation.

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Pia Guerra Talks Past, Present, And Future

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In the world of Y: The Last Man every male on the planet started bleeding out of every imaginable orifice, coughed up blood, and dropped dead at the same instant—except one, Yorick, aka Y.

This is the world that turned Vancouver-based graphic artist Pia Guerra and writer Brian K. Vaughan into idols in the comic book world.

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Q&A: We Shake Hands With Oderus Urungus Of Gwar

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The Westcott Theater in Syracuse was steaming from all the body heat in the packed venue on a muggy Wednesday in June. On stage Gwar, the metal band comprised of aliens, was slamming away on their instruments, their elated minions thrashing around, dripping with sweat as they screamed.

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Handshake‘s Exclusive Interview With Cory Doctorow (video)

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Handshake magazine reporter Kyle Leach caught up with boingboing.net’s co-founder Cory Doctorow at the book signing for his latest novel, For the Win.

Since all of Doctorow books are available as a free download under Creative Common licenses, we pried into Doctorow’s passion for copyfighting and how he’s raising his 2-year-old daughter in the age of disclosure and sharing.

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The Winners And Losers of E3 2010

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E3 2010 has come and gone quicker than you can say Portal 2, but now is the time to take a look back and uncover the winners and losers of the three-day gamers’ paradise.

No hard feelings, Mr. Gates.

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