Jul
29
2015
1

Sorry, folks: as of now, posting is officially gonna be set to ERRATIC.

We are coordinating a set of overlapping vacations here at Chez Lane, and although everything should go well things are still going to be every which way but loose. I cannot guarantee regular posting for the next week or so. …And, honestly, I kind of need this vacation (which will become a working one as soon as I hit the RedState Gathering anyway).

So: see you, off and on, for a while.

Jul
29
2015
11

I tremble for the Republic.

Dear me.

It takes a lot for me to have sympathy for a White House spokesman, let alone a Democratic one, but this would do it. Especially since you know what that guy was thinking. He was thinking of this movie clip: (more…)

Jul
28
2015
6

The ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ trailer.

It looks… a bit more serious than the stuff that Michael Bay usually does.

Then again, it’s a serious subject. January 2016, huh? …That’s going to get some people exercised, particularly since even the trailer is making it clear that it’s a movie about Heroic American Mavericks Who Had To Fight Both The Enemy And The Cowards At The State Department.  Which is to say, it’s going to make insane amounts of money domestically. And make a lot of people that I don’t particularly like more-or-less quietly furious. (more…)

Jul
28
2015
9

Tweet of the Day, This Is Just Good Advice Generally edition.

I don’t know enough about the lion/dentist thing to really get deep into the weeds with regards to it, but this probably works as a life hack, no matter what your stance is on the topic.

Just plain common sense, that.

Jul
27
2015
2
Jul
27
2015
5

Book of the Week: “Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary.”

OK, I admit it: I’m saving JRR Tolkien’s Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary for Pennsic.  Gotta have something to read while I’m waiting for the rain to stop, the dancing to start, or the beer to get cold. But my wife read it, and she liked it, and shoot, it’s JRR Tolkien.  It’s not like I’m taking some kind of hideous risk here.

And so, adieu to A Matter for Men, which was apparently a touch more, ah, controversial a choice than I had hitherto imagined. (more…)

Jul
27
2015
5

Now that’s some authoritas you can respect.

That there is some quality community policing. No joke.

(more…)

Jul
27
2015
3

I am just having too much trouble getting started this morning.

I am going to go have something more substantial for breakfast. Maybe I’ll take the kids to the pool. Or read a book.  Something to sweep away the cobwebs…

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Jul
26
2015
5

The day of last-gen gaming console obsolescence approaches.

Generally speaking, “The default answer to any title question is ‘No’” rule should be in effect, here: Is Dragon Age: Inquisition Withholding DLC For Last Gen Consoles An Ethical Move?  Look, both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One both came out in 2013. It is now 2015. Both Sony and Microsoft are getting to the point where the PS3 and Xbox 360 are going to be no longer supported. At some point, gaming companies are going to have to take that into accou… what’s that? Oh, I do all my gaming on the PC. So, yeah, this doesn’t affect me at all; I’m expected to update my own blessed gaming console anyway.

So. There’s that.

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