January 2017

How Magic Tricks Saved One NFL Player’s Life – Jon Dorenbos featured in Rolling Stone

Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos sounds affable on the phone, despite recently coming out surgery for a shattered wrist that ended his season earlier than expected. “Even with the injury that I’m dealing with right now, and the surgery being more painful than I thought it would be, I’ve never been in the position …

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Nolan Bushnell’s Chuck E. Cheese, Silicon Valley Startup: The Origins of the Best Pizza Chain Ever – The Atlantic

This great American franchise, and by extension, childhood itself, almost never existed.

You may not know this, but Chuck E. Cheese’s — yes, the pizza place — has its origins as firmly planted in the soil of Silicon Valley as Apple, HP, or Intel. In fact, it sprang from Nolan Bushnell’s Atari like Athena to the videogame company’s Zeus.