The Gammarizer: Bringing Your Town to Gamma Terra →
The Gammarizer is my attempt at a semi-random adventure generation tool for Gamma World. You start with a location all the players are familiar with (like your hometown) and then change it to fit into the post-apocalyptic setting of Gamma Terra, and in the process, generate an adventure on the fly. This method focuses on using the elements of a setting and altering it to connect to the origins of...
Let’s talk about rape for a moment. Rape is not what George Lucas did to your...– Jeffrey Rowland - Overcompensating (via loveyourchaos)
The cables show the extent of US spying on its allies and the UN; turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in “client states”; backroom deals with supposedly neutral countries; lobbying for US corporations; and the measures US diplomats take to advance those who have access to them. This document release reveals the contradictions between the US’s public persona and...
Two days in a row, in two different places, twenty miles apart, I’ve seen two hawks circle in the sky above me. I know it’s simple coincidence, but I like to believe that they’re the same pair, soaring gracefully and beautifully, just for me, so I don’t forget to appreciate the simple beauty of the world around me. Alternatively, they are stalking me, waiting for me to...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-11-21) →
The Cure (139) New Order (77) Echo and the Bunnymen (55) Iron Maiden (32) The Beatles (22) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Nerdist podcast number 46: MATT SMITH →
Chris Hardwick, the only person I know who is a bigger Doctor Who fan than I am (barely … barely), landed the interview of a lifetime. Even though my phone mysteriously erased the message I’m sure he left for me inviting me to come over and hang out quietly IN THE SAME ROOM AS MATT SMITH, I am thrilled for Chris. Oh, it’s also a delightful interview.
TSA chief rules out body cavity searches. →
patbaer: wilwheaton: That this question even needed to be asked and answered is all the evidence anyone needs that the TSA is completely out of control. (Also, I haven’t done a whole lot of research, yet, but I can say with complete confidence that someone who is politically connected to Bush and Obama is making money off of these new “security” policies.) That’s exactly what happened....
TSA chief rules out body cavity searches. →
That this question even needed to be asked and answered is all the evidence anyone needs that the TSA is completely out of control. (Also, I haven’t done a whole lot of research, yet, but I can say with complete confidence that someone who is politically connected to Bush and Obama is making money off of these new “security” policies.)
Billy West on Fresh Air →
Billy West talks Futurama, Ren and Stimpy, Bugs Bunny, and demonstrates how he makes all these amazing voices come to life. (It’s also incredibly funny.)
Politicians, pundits, commentators, and citizens... →
I didn't understand why Stacks were useful in OS X... →
Way to be right on the bleeding edge, Wheaton.
The 2010 midterm elections were a mandate for the new GOP sorta-but-not-really...– THE MANDATE
If Democrats dared Republicans to vote no on middle-class tax cuts, it would be...– You know how I know this won’t ever happen? Because it makes sense, inspires the Democratic base, and would have a profoundly positive impact on millions of lives if passed. The Plum Line - Labor big: White House, Dem leaders seriously mulling middle class tax cut vote
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-11-14) →
Joy Division (66) The Decemberists (32) Barenaked Ladies (31) Leonard Cohen (30) The Psychedelic Furs (17) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
'Refudiate' Now Proper English →
The OED declared “refudiate” its word of the year, and I feel a little silly, because for my whole life I thought dictionaries were tools we used to increase intelligent communication.
Paul and Storm » Oh Noes! They Took Mah Geetarr! →
Storm’s guitar was stolen from US Airways baggage claim at O’Hare airport today, and I’m hoping that we can all work together to harness the power of the Internet to find it and make sure it gets back to him. We went to the US Airways baggage center and asked about it, and if it might have come out anywhere else by mistake. The people there—who, we must note, were EXTREMELY...
On Friday, the Tea Party Patriots lived up to just about every stereotype about...– Tea Party Fail: Patriots’ Conspiracy Theory Leads To Mass Calling Of Reps’ Personal Cell Phones
In the Knight Rider universe, 99% of all crimes can be solved by driving a car,...– The Origin of Michael Knight (The rest of this site is just awesome. Seriously; check it out.)
"We must all take the time to reflect upon the... →
wordstudio: Posting this link because I saw joking on Tumblr about how Veterans Day was a day to recall that “war is an option” or a reminder that we can solve problems with violence. That’s missing the point, people. Veterans Day is Armistice Day, a reflection on the end of a dreadful conflict, not a celebration of its existence. Veterans Day is meant to recognize and solemnize our respect for...