Every so often I ever so fleetingly have hope
Gemcraft: Chasing Shadows
“If you die before you die, then when you die, you will not die” – inscription on a wall in Mount Athos’s Saint Paul Monastery
On rock climbing.
A family is not a democracy.
So You Want To Kill A Character And Have It Be Shocking
(Warning: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones and Sopranos and touches on The Waltons and Night Court)
Holy cow, I found a gem on Steam for less than two bucks.
You need to get Pony Island. You need to get Pony Island *NOW*.
David Weigel’s new book on the rise and fall of prog rock is an excellent journey into one of the weirdest eras of popular music.
On Things That I Really Should Have Seen Coming, But Totally Didn’t
How the difference between Up and Inside Out helps me explain my take on Guardians of the Galaxy 2. (Just assume spoilers for every movie named here.)
With a free bonus Ballgate Scandal!
It is the nature of seasons to end.
It is the nature of hardcore characters to die.
A HUD proposal last year aims to create more opportunity for recipients of housing aid. Could it work?
Is it possible to make an album when everybody is totally tripping on acid?
As it turns out, it is.
Shared Universes are a recommendation algorithm and a sequel factory and our enjoyment or lack thereof doesn’t really factor in.
So let’s say you’re having a movie night for co-workers.
You need to pick a movie that will get the most people to say “okay, I’ll come to your movie night”.
What movie do you pick?
Firefly. The video game. Only harder.
“I’m going to be getting a crown”, I told my co-worker.
Their eyebrows knitted.
“At the dentist”, I clarified.
I bought an album that is the best album I’ve listened to in years. Seriously.
It’s Nothing’s “Tired of Tomorrow”
It is exceedingly difficult to get people to tell each other new and different stories than they do.
Yet it may prove to be existentially important to persuade them to do exactly that.
On Craig McCracken
Holy cow! Gog.com is having a huge sale!
As Gustave Flaubert realized in Egypt, the dream of social engineering will never come true as long as human beings are yearning and irresponsible creatures.
Examining how “fake” the news really is, and the methods by which our news is circulated.
You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Genndy Tartakovsky’s genius
The simple joys of the RNG (returning to Diablo III)
On Recovering from a Long Weekend
Do we have a right to keep people’s parentage from them?
Is the debate over breastfeeding a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with modern culture?
If you like Arrow, and you like American Ninja Warrior, you’re going to love Steven Amell on American Ninja Warrior!
Tower Defense, Pixilated
Holy cow. Is it Memorial Day again already?
Indeed it is.
Sometimes when you condemn virtue-signalling, you are actually condemning virtue itself.
There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens and associated context.