I swear to God, this happens…

…every time I get a new video game*: I spend all my non-politics time on that instead of looking for weird crap on the Internet to mull over, and later point out.  Which is great, right up to the point where I have to generate content.

So… anything odd happen lately, I guess?  I know about the satellite deorbiting, but I assume from the general lack of green-blowing zombie apocalypse that nothing untoward occurred.

Moe Lane

*KOTOR.  Did you know that you can win the game without getting any Force abilities that help your resistance to hostile Force powers?  Did you know that not getting those abilities really, still really SUCKS?  And did you know that there’s a level 20 cap?  Yeah, well, now you do.


  • Matt says:

    did you know that you could level to 20 before becoming a force user?

  • IloiloKano says:

    Not much yet, but Paul Krugman says the Martian attack begins tomorrow.

  • IloiloKano says:

    Not much yet, but Paul Krugman says the Martian attack begins tomorrow.

  • Kyle Haight says:

    This is odd, and fits the computer game theme:

  • Rob Crawford says:

    If anyone knows about the Martians, it would be Krugman.

  • HeartbreakRidge says:

    You play games in interesting ways 🙂

  • Jay says:

    KotOR basically uses a d20 Star Wars system, hence the level cap at 20. I actually took the game manuals for KotOR I and II and used them to run a very simplified tabletop game for a couple of sessions. Wasn’t overly slick, but it was fun to get out of the fantasy setting for a bit.

  • NotSoBlueStater says:

    My daughter was a classmate of and in the concert band with Rezwan Ferdaus. I haven’t seen much pouncing on this quote yet:

    “I want the public to understand that Mr. Ferdaus’ conduct, as alleged in the complaint, is not reflective of a particular culture, community or religion. In addition to protecting our citizens from the threats and violence alleged today, we also have an obligation to protect members of every community, race, and religion against violence and other unlawful conduct.”

    Stacy McCain has it, but I think it’s a quote that requires a lot of analysis. If Charles Johnson was still alive, he’d have been all over this. It needs more analysis. Snarky analysis. Moe.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      I get a whiff of mental illness from this one, NSBS. Not for the “I want to kill innocents” bit – that’s regular, everyday evil – but for the “I think that I can wreck the Pentagon’s command structure with radio-controlled airplanes” bit.

  • NotSoBlueStater says:

    It also smells of a weird brand of entrapment, doesn’t it? Find a jihadi weirdo, promise him everything he needs to make his bizarre fantasies happen, then arrest him for wanting all of the bizarre things he wouldn’t have been able to get anyway.

    Theatre of the absurd.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Sting operations I don’t have a fundamental problem with: the guy was apparently capable of turning cell phones into electronic triggers for IEDs, and I suspect that he would have been looking to do that even if the FBI had never approached him.

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