Jun
24
2016
0

In the mail: Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham.

Class-action suit Amazon money for the win! I’ve been on the fence about picking this up for a while, but the intersection of free-and-clear cash and me scrolling past the entry was just too neat to pass up. Also, I just read the back cover blurb. “In his cave in Gotham, the Dark Knight waits, dreaming.” That should have made the sale for me a while back, honestly.

Jun
24
2016
1

Tweet of the Day, This Is Quite Clever edition.

I like it.

Jun
24
2016
4

[Weekend open thread.]

[I got really annoyed with what happened to a particular webcomic artist this week, but I can’t figure out how to write about it without breaking my own rules. This is as close as I can respectably get, I think. So, hey, how about the new Independence Day flick, huh?]

Jun
23
2016
1

‘Rule Britannia.’

Not taking sides, but it was this or something from Gilbert & Sullivan. Bit of a puzzler, that.

Jun
23
2016
10
Jun
23
2016
4

Hey, turns out Tomb Raider *is* on Steam Summer sale!

And it’s on sale by quite a bit: under eight bucks for the delux version of the 2013 Tomb Raider. I am downloading it even as we speak.  Should be interesting…

Jun
23
2016
1

Choose your own adventure: ‘You are a bear.’

This is a very strange thing and it comes from a very strange site.  But it is not a bad strange. It’s a dry strange, without being cynical or pawkish. The author’s really trying hard to think like a bear.

Jun
23
2016
1

‘Fix the car for the boys in green.’

I absolutely KNOW that I must be related to these fine fellows.

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Jun
23
2016
0

Oh, Boston Dynamics released another four-legged robot video.

It’s amazing how quickly you can get used to stuff like this.

Also: my wife would like to remind you that the bit at the very end is not actually the robot playing with the person. Although that’d make for an interesting story. At what point do the androids get souls?

Jun
23
2016
4

Epic Rap Battle: Tolkien vs Martin.

I, of course, officially deplore the bad language and crude suggestions that were handed out during this… ‘chastisement?’ of Martin by Tolkien? Yes. Yes, I officially deplore this. Bad Epic Rap Battle! Bad! No biscuit!

Jun
23
2016
0

Adventure seed: ‘Reminder: the Brexit vote means you should UPDATE YOUR MAGICAL LEGACY CODE.’

Charlie Stross wrote up something not entirely unlike this for the Scottish referendum, but I wanted to do something that would work no matter what the actual vote result is. (more…)

Jun
22
2016
0

‘Single Ladies.’

Yeah, fun combination of slow and busy day. I keep forgetting how quickly kids can eat free time.

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