Oct
30
2014
0

‘Liquor Store’ (language warning).

Liquor Store, The Killigans

Sorry, but I’ve had to read one too many steadily-more-desperate emails from various Democratic organizations. This is pretty much where they’re going to end up on Wednesday morning, at this point.

Oct
30
2014
1

Early night of it, honestly.

Partially stress, partially election, a little bit from, frankly, gas – but mostly because my MMO just started up the Halloween event and I feel the urge to go fight Kitties of Ulthar. Which are pretty much Crinos-form werewolves with cat heads on them. Hey, it’s Halloween.

Oct
30
2014
2

I’m thinking of revamping my Patreon rewards.

Maybe committing to doing new gaming-related material: X number of articles per Y units of time for every $Z collected. Do people have thoughts on that? It might get more interest than ‘Bring back Movie of the Week.’

Oct
29
2014
17

So. Parenting question.

Let’s say your youngest kid is home from school because of the usual arcane school scheduling system.  Being conscientious, you have of course dressed the child in fresh clothing.  However, some time in the middle of the morning you look up to discover that the child has quietly changed himself back into pajamas.

You open your mouth, and… shrug, and close your mouth.

Is this bad parenting, or awesome parenting?  I could see it either way.

Oct
29
2014
0

“Possible Bubbles of Spacetime Curvature in the South Pacific.” #cthulhu

It is a scientific paper examining certain details – from the perspective of physics – found in HP Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu, and it is written in a style that is both entertaining, and interesting in its own right.  The author (Benjamin K. Tippett, PhD) – oh, I won’t be coy: this is good enough to sell as a short story, or get placed in a fiction anthology.  For money.

Via here and here.

Oct
29
2014
4

Tweet of the Day, @jpodhoretz Is Not Over-Selling This Video edition.

To mangle Shaenon Garrity: why does Hollywood persist in showing me boring things, when it could be doing stuff like this all the time?

Oct
28
2014
5

Rocket[*] blows up on pad.

I had a somewhat more intemperate, rather politicized, working title, but my wife gently pointed out that I was not being fair.

[*My wife further gently pointed out that this was not necessarily a NASA rocket.]

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Oct
28
2014
4

I’m trying to remember which is the jerk.

Professor Elemental, or Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer? Yeah, I know, this is a weird question; but if I’m going to get into chap-hop I don’t want to waste time on the jerks.

Oct
27
2014
4

‘Kiss the Girl.’

Kiss the Girl, Little Mermaid

Still my favorite Disney flick.  Although I suppose that these days The Empire Strikes Back actually has to be considered to be in contention for that title.

Oct
27
2014
3

Hey, look: the International Space Station.

On my phone.

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I understand that it’s not that big a deal – it’s certainly not that great a picture – by 2014 standards; but… wow. I still have a teenager inside of me that simply cannot believe that I’m playing with all of these wonderful toys. I kind of don’t want to lose that feeling, honestly.

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