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Pinball is big business in Japan. Known as pachinko, the multibillion-dollar industry is dominated by Korean Japanese, an immigrant community that has been unwelcome and ill-treated for generations. In her new novel, Pachinko, Min Jin Lee tells the story of one family’s struggle to fit into a society that treats them with contempt.

Lee got the idea for her book when she was still a college student. It was 1989 and she went to a lecture by an American missionary who had been working with the Korean Japanese in Japan. He told a story about a 13-year-old boy who committed suicide. After his death the boy’s parents found his school yearbook.

“And in this yearbook several of his classmates had written things like: Go back to your country,” Lee says. “They had written the words: die, die, die. The parents were born in Japan, the boy was born in Japan. … That story just really could not be more fixed in my brain.”

‘Pachinko’ Is A Family Saga Of Exile, Discrimination … And Japanese Pinball

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Witness Nita Neary during serial killer Ted Bundy’s trial. Nita was a member of the Chi Omega sorority where Bundy had brutally attacked several women, killing 21 year old Margaret Bowman and 20 year old Lisa Levy. Neary’s testimony, along with Connie Hastings, was a crucial part of the trial as she placed Bundy in the vicinity of the Chi Omega house on the night of the attacks, as she saw him leave the house while clutching the murder weapon.

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Earth 2: Worlds End #17 - “Rebirth” (2015)

written by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, & Mike Johnson
art by Scott McDaniel, Robson Rocha, Eduardo Pansica, Jorge Jimenez, R.B. Silva, Guillermo Ortego, Paul Neary, & Walden Wong

Nita Jane Neary goes over a diagram of the Chi Omega sorority house during her testimony in the Theodore Bundy murder trial. Ms. Neary said she was positive that Bundy was the man she saw sneaking out of the house at Florida State University the morning two of her sorority sisters were slain.

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New song cover: “Come to Life,” originally composed by NotARobot!

Soon as I heard this, I knew I HAD to do a cover of it. Go check out the composer’s channel – some EXCELLENT music on that-a-way!

NotARobot’s YouTube Channel

(Original Song)

LYRICS:

Now power streams through the machine
What have I unleashed?
can it be true that what Joey drew
is coming after me

I’m finding the recordings of what transpired
I think that bacon soup must have been expired
I’m seeing live cartoons that want to retire me

Bendy and the Ink Machine
Beware cartoons have come to life!
Bendy and the Ink Machine
No I won’t be his sacrifice!
Bendy and the Ink Machine

(instrumental break)  

Bendy and the Ink Machine
Beware cartoons have come to life!
(instrumental break)
No I won’t be his sacrifice!
Bendy and the Ink Machine

Who did I see walkin’ with Bendy?
He just disappeared
In this world of ink, it’s swim or sink
and death is always near

I got my wooden axe swingin’ with precision
To fight this whole ink mob made in Sillyvision
And Sammy’s gone mad now; he wants to imprison me

Bendy and the Ink Machine
Beware cartoons have come to life!
Bendy and the Ink Machine
No I won’t be his sacrifice!
Bendy and the Ink Machine

(instrumental break)

Bendy and the Ink Machine
Beware cartoons have come to life!
(instrumental break)
No I won’t be his sacrifice!  
Bendy and the Ink Machine

I hear him crawling in the vents
I gotta get out of this
Oh, no, no

I hear him crawling in the vents
I got to get away from

Bendy and the Ink Machine
Beware cartoons have come to life!
(instrumental break)
No I won’t be his sacrifice!
Bendy and the Ink Machine

Nearis Green

So who taught a young Jack Daniel how to distill what would become the world’s best-selling whiskey? Until recently the public assumed that credit belonged to Dan Call, a Tennessee preacher & distiller. But actually, it was Call’s slave, “Uncle Nearis”. As you can imagine, it’s a complicated story for the brand.

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