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Link Roundup: ASCII Art Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Remember ASCII art? Here’s a story from the ’20s about how it all got started.
  2. Star Wars and Action Man: The rise and fall of Palitoy.
  3. Believe it or not, he’s re-walking on air! ‘The Greatest American Hero’ reboot is a go.
  4. Some light reading: the 1976 manual to the classic video game of Pong.
  5. Have your favorite tweet inscribed as a cuneiform tablet, simply because you can, that’s why.
  6. ‘My 70’s TV’ is a website that simulates watching TV in 1970’s, complete with commercials and changeable channels!
  7. Crayola is jumping into the adult coloring book fray.
  8. The new Avengers bedding for “adults” from Marvel will be perfect for your master suite.