The Link Rally: 21 June 2012

  • Did you hear about the Civilization II game that led to the almost total destruction of humanity? Now there's a huge Reddit thread filled with fan fiction. It's awesome. io9
  • So, Charles Carreon might not have sent the initial SLAPP letter to Matt Inman of The Oatmeal if the FunnyJunk admin didn't lie about the presence of stolen comics on his site. Will this stop that crazy lawsuit again the charities and IndieGoGo? Popehat
  • Courtney Enlow rates some of the saddest deaths in the history of film. Needs more Dancer in the Dark. Pajiba
  • The winners of the 2012 Courage in Theater Award are the students of The Spectrum School in NYC for writing an original musical about their experiences with autism. Congratulations. Playbill
  • Can we all just accept that pop music, by its own definition, is fluff? No? And since when is Fiona Apple just a pop musician? Or Lana del Ray, for that matter. Get back to me with a career retrospective on Lily Allen or Britney Spears. Gawker
  • I still need to see Moonrise Kingdom. Bad film fan. Here's a beautiful illustration from The New Yorker as penance. IndieWire

Moonrise Kingdom Adrian Tomine

  • Here's a bunch of new information about the revised Side Show that starts full productions next summer. BroadwayWorld
  • I must warn you this link is very NSFW. Gilbert Gottfried reads Fifty Shades of Grey. Jest
  • If I had a nickel for every time I had someone beg for work they told me not to finish, I'd be running fewer ads on this site and have paid employees. The Trenches

Finally, here is undeniable proof that we can and will be replaced by robots in everything we do. Take it away, breakdancing robotic dancers.

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