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Out of the Blue

Had an email glitch last night, so a couple of stories from yesterday were delayed until this morning. Everything seems to be normal now, so hopefully I'm more-or-less caught up.

R.I.P.: Eugene Polley, inventor of TV remote, dies at 96. Thanks Ant via Slashdot.

Remote Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Double Edged.
Shifting Castle.
Stories: Joss Whedon Is On The Fence About Directing The Avengers Sequel.
Man survives Niagara Falls plunge. Thanks brother19.
Candidate for Mexican congress appears topless on billboards. Thanks brother19.
Images: Cleanest mouse in history?
Someone likes gaming.
Media: Incoming! Head On! Truck Tips Over In Curve.
Kyrie Irving Plays a Pick Up Game Disguised as an Old Man.
EPIC Slinky Running On A Treadmill.
The Funnies: Twaggies.

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2. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 10:56 CommunistHamster
Apparently one of my great uncles improvised his own remote control by taking the controls off the TV unit and connecting them by a long wire, so he could have them on the coffee table. A long-reach wired remote. Very much a tinkerer. Shame he didn't live to see the internet.  
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