Category: cultural analysis

Long Form Literary Discussions While-U-Watch

Sat down with Red Pilled Fiction Factory, a literary YouTube channel dedicated to the best of non-converged fiction, for a lengthy interview. Richard Nichols is a great interviewer, with an insightful and easy-going style, and mostly just gets out of the way. However, he does make some great observations...

White Guy War Porn

Let’s take a moment to bask in the majesty of this self-own. Dr. Bob here writes po-faced apologetic books about the American military that sell like sand at the beach.  Here, he criticizes a publisher who is guilty of committing the grave sin of preserving Western Culture by publishing...

Aesthetics Matter

We gotta talk about The Princess Bride for a minute.  It’s a book that gets a lot of praise for mostly the wrong reasons. Goldman’s tale of adventure and romance is one of those odd deconstructions that manages to recompile the genre that it is deconstructing, and it does so in...

Towards a Unified Theory of Modern Wargames

Somewhere in the wilds of Social Media fellow sci-fi author and fellow wargamer AND fellow YouTube wargamer, Mike DiBaggio, posited that: “Oldhammer is best hammer, and it’s more than just nostalgia. At a small scale, too much and over-fine detail is bewildering to the eye. Just like the Heroquest...

Sympathetic Characters – Generally Speaking

Gave a BBC period piece a shot, and it was okay. If you know what it is, I don’t have to name it.  If you don’t know what it is, then I don’t want to name it. Speaking generally, it’s a spy show in which we are supposed to...

How Convenient

Just as Big Pharma begins to run up against the limits of what profit they can wring out of mandated Nuremburg Violations, they discover that the flu is still a thing after all. So Big Pharma gets their annual injection of cash, and now they can roll multiple compounds...

On the Morality of the Vaxxoons

Forgive the leet speek. Things just keep getting crazier, and we intellectual dissidents need to practice dodging the authorities now while we still can. Caesar has enlisted the Church to help convince Refusniks to surrender to the will of Saint Fauci and submit to the injections of genetic scrambler...

A Tale of Two Fandoms

I’m not paying much attention to the Current Big Thing, but you can’t hardly escape it.  It dominates conversations around the national water cooler (read: sociable media) and word filters through my tepid defenses.  Looking at conversations around the Global-Homo Sports Cavalacade and Babel Tower Pre-Game Show, it’s clear...

Take Shelter

Not sure I can recommend this flick, but it’s worth talking about why. First, the good news: It’s one of the most interesting character study films I’ve seen in a while.  For those who don’t know, a character study is a film whose overt plot is just an excuse...

Checking Sam’s Corpse for Pocket Change

Some of you people think way too small. Been following a series of threads on various sociable media platforms over the last few weeks that feature speculation about post-crack-up America.  A common strain among such threads are conjectures about what the looting of the American corpse will look like. ...