My Dog and My Gun

I mean, dogs can be very dangerous in the wrong hands.  So why do dog owners have more rights than gun owners?  I think we should bring the ownership laws of those two possessions into better alignment:...

Essentials of Fantasy

There aren’t any. Sure, there may be a pretty hefty list of really important books in the fantasy genre.  Books like Starship Troopers, Lord of the Rings, and Harrison Bergeron should be on everybody’s reading list, but the genre is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big...

Be As Wise As Serpents

In our modern days of enlightened up-side-downism, deducing what the deuce bedevils some far flung corner of the world can be a tricky proposition.  Take the current conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the south Caucasus, for example.  The Ionian Peninsula is a crossroads claimed by a lot of...

Sudden Rides Again

Finally!  After all too long, the much anticipated third installment of the SuddenVerse can be yours! Captain EZ Sudden and his wife, the lovely and vivacious princess Karenina, set out to save the Majesterium from a traitorous deep state cabal.  In this thrilling adventure, the pair has to fight...

Avoid The Void

This movie starts out great, slips to mediocre, then plunges headlong into completely stupid.  In a way, it is a nice little Lovecraftian homage complete with a black pharoah looking to open a doorway to hell, opposed by a young and out-of-his-league cop. Unfortunately it doesn’t live up to...

Solid Recommend: Blow the Man Down

Good news, everyone! Not everything sucks, and I’ve found a rare gem in this modern cinematic wasteland.  Imagine if Fargo was set in a small New England fishing town, and it wasn’t completely retarded.  Don’t let the “Amazon Original” tag fool you – this one is worth a watch....

Utopian Ugliness

Don’t bother with this. On paper it checks all the boxes:  Dark conspiracies.  Comic book fans as plucky underdog heroes.  Technocrat blundering endangering the global food supply.  An artificial virus that threatens world stability. It should have been a slam dunk, but it falls prey to all of the...

Three Laws of Robotics

This is not a game for kids. Well, it can be, but I wouldn’t recommend it. What you’re looking at here is a light card game that amounts to “Blind Indian” on steroids.  The deck consists of three suits (“factions”) of five cards ranked from one to five.  Players...

Dead Hobby Walking

Miniature wargames in general, and historical wargaming in particular, are headed down the same road as every other hobby out there. You’d think those with an interest in history would be better prepared to learn from the history of other hobbies, but it doesn’t look that way. A lot...

My State < Your State

The Mayor of Honolulu noticed a real problem.  The people had adapted to all of his intrusive and un-necessary restrictions on daily life in these days of Chinese SupaDupaAIDS.  To make matters worse, those numbers did what he said they would if everyone adapted to his intrusive and un-necessary...