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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...

The Pulp Mindset

When it comes to mid-length cultural analysis, JD Cowan is one of the best in the blogging business.  His ‘Wasteland and Sky’ has been on my blogroll for years.  He is as adept at noticing trends as he is at digging up hard evidence for the what’s the how’s...

Thor Heyerdahl Vindicated

The pre-history of the Americas is a true dark age – a time of great uncertainty and filled with mysteries for which we may never have solutions.  The most basic of these, who was the first to arrive, remains shrouded in conflicting narratives and contradictory evidence provided by scattered...

T-Bird and Throttle Conclusion

If you’ve missed out on the furious fun of Josh Howard’s  T-Bird and Throttle comics, now is your chance to get in on things with the complete collection. Josh is running the fourth crowd fund for the fourth and final installment of this volume, and the first three issues...

The Humanity

This is what the site of the Hindenberg disaster looks like these days. With just a simple plaque immortalizing the victims of the terrible accident. It’s on a military base, so it doesn’t get many visitors these days.  I stopped to say a few Aves for thee, lads.  Godspeed...

Saint Brigid’s Moneggstery

With the world losing its collective mind, the wife has decided that one thing she will never run short of is eggs. We already had a trio of the little layers, but decided to add a few more ladies to the flock. After a bit of research, I settled...

Another Saint CoronaChan Miracle

Happy Taxman Cometh Day! Looking for a bright silver lining to the plague cloud of imbalanced bodily humours that our friends in China shared with the world? You can find one at a big box store whose name rhymes with Shome Repo. While bopping around running work related and...

StoryHack! Six, The Last Last Night

Live now. The last installment of Last Night at O’Reilly’s hits the big time with this sixth issue of the best action-packed magazine going.  This time we follow in the footsteps of the man himself, O’Reilly, as he juggles events and struggles to keep stubborn employees, Federal agents, and...

Panfilov’s 28

My discursion into Russian cinema in search of a high-T alternative to Hollywood’s low-T offerings has had mixed results. The Guardians is Moscowood’s answer to the Avengers by way of a plot reminiscent of an Asylum film without the cheeky self-awareness.  The  opening twenty minutes offers a largely “as...

Hawaii Five-Uh-Oh

If you’re into network action/dramedy shows, you’ll want to give tonight’s episode of Hawaii Five-O a look.  For one thing, the show has not been renewed for an eleventh season.  Ten years is a pretty good run for any show, and this revival is one of the few to...