Here’s my problem with Spec Ops: The Line (and Far Cry 3, for that matter): they’re berating you for playing a game. “Dude, you shouldn’t be enjoying this!” is a difficult message to make pleasant in a marketplace where there… Continue Reading
We continue through the (excellent) advice I was given in the Advice post. After the cut, we’ll have tons of songs and a couple of albums.
Our assignment this week is to read the next two issues of Season of Mists: Chapters Four and Five. Pardon the déjà vu (NAILED IT). Boegiboe will be recapping Chapters Four and Five. As always, if you absolutely positively have… Continue Reading
Bleary-eyed, everyone at work realizes that the holidays are over. The end of the world did not happen. The Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Solstice credit card bills are due. The last of the holiday chocolates were dumped into the common bowl in the break… Continue Reading
Another awesome headline: Do Not Try to Recreate This 16th-Century German Cat Bomb at Home The story is illustrated by a painting of two incendiary devices complete with feline and avian delivery systems.
Okey dokey. On Monday I received an absolutely gigantic number of recommendations of music. And so… I listened to them because that is how I roll. (We’re going through them in the order of the comments rather than in the… Continue Reading
Balloon Juice comes in for a fair amount of criticism around here (no politics!); regardless, John Cole is one of the world’s best bloggers. As evidence, the start of a recent post: I just had the dumbest argument with my mother ever. She was… Continue Reading
In comments recently, dhex mentioned the idea of “nostalgia for a future that never happened”. In the real world this nostalgia can arguably be detrimental to the clear-eyed assessment of where we were, are, and are going; but in art,… Continue Reading
Okay! Welcome back! This week, our assignment was to watch the episode “Concentrate And Ask Again” from Season Three of Fringe. (You can read the Television Without Pity Recap here, while the AV Club has their recap of the episode… Continue Reading
A few observations: John got all the social graces in the family. The Falcon offense was completely predictable: run on first down or on third if less than two yards to go; otherwise, pass If any of my kids had… Continue Reading