Andrew Bates

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December 24, 2010
by Andrew Bates
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Repurpose old flash drives as rad mixtapes

It’s Christmas Eve! I’m kind of posting from Christmas, because I spent so much time on this: It’s a flash drive! And a mix tape. I wanted to give out Christmas presents this year, but I was broke. I still … Continue reading

June 13, 2010
by Andrew Bates
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Once Darkseid reaches the end of the book, he’ll work on that Anti-Life Equation

I love to see big fantastic figures just hanging out in ridiculous situations, like that one photo of Vinnie Jones in full Juggernaut costume, standing in his trailer with football on the TV. I’ve seen Darkseid just chillin’ before–there’s an … Continue reading

November 16, 2009
by Andrew Bates
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Star editors strike back at outsource talk by editing

Earlier this month, the Toronto Star sent out a memo from Publisher John Cruickshank to internal staff disclosing their intention to lay off in-house union jobs. Someone who purportedly works for the Star relayed this red-inked version of that memo … Continue reading