“Hard Times in the Uncanny Valley”

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Colson Whitehead went on a London Olympics adventure, which you can read all about in his multi-part dispatch for Grantland.

“I started scoring events in terms of what they’d offer in a human-annihilation-type scenario. Offensewise, archery skills seemed like an obvious asset at first. But the archers’ high-tech bows wouldn’t survive a day of jumping off roofs, tromping through sewers, and escaping cannibal hordes.”

(Via The Millions)


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →