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Hello Sonic the Hedgehog

If she can’t defeat Dr. Eggman through conventional means, she’ll just cute him to death. Sanrio and Sega unveiled this creation, the result of their latest forays into genetic engineering. Link (Google Translate) -via Kotaku P.S. This toy may not be available in the United States yet, but you can find lots of Hello Kitty and Sonic [...]

How Abe Lincoln Failed and Failed…Before He Succeeded

My friend Will Maier found a gem: a list of the failures Abraham Lincoln suffered before he finally achieved the presidency in 1860. (To be fair, there are a few successes in there, but items like “SWEETHEART DIED” and “DEFEATED FOR CONGRESS” seem particularly biting). It’s humbling, and indeed offers us something to think about [...]