The last weekend before batchin’ it.
Checking in on Jim R.R. Butcher.
When you’re in the groove but the phone rings.
I have had dental work.
There was an old Herman (by Jim Unger) cartoon that showed a mummy talking to a guy wearing stereotypical ancient Egyptian dress and the mummy was pointing, with arm outstretched, saying “none of those buildings used to be there”.
A beautiful song about (against) gentrification. And breaking up. And getting older. And memories fading.
Figuring out the story you eventually want to tell.
Spider-Man. The pre-review.
(If you want to avoid spoilers entirely, just get it. It’s worth getting.)
Some weeks you wake up on Friday and yell “wait! I’m not ready!”
Some weeks you wake up on Tuesday and ask “wait, is it Friday yet?”
What Makes Spider-Man Work?
The old “bait and switch”. (On The Spider-Man video game graphics controversy.)
The changes to the schedule.
The pleasures of giving Richard Feynman books to the nephews
If you are a fan of board games on the computer, hie thee to Humble Bundle straightaway.
The bale of hay that looks best to me.
(I’ve made a decision about the car.)
A song that I’m sure we’ll be sick of before February.
But it ain’t February yet.
Car was recently totaled. I need advice from grown-ups.
Neil Simon has passed.
A sequel to Human Resource Machine: 7 Billion Humans
Enough time has passed that Maribou has said that I can finally tell this story.
So let’s say that you want to read something literary, but you only have but so much time.
Here’s a way to kill two birds with one stone.
A cutthroat board game available on Steam. Well, virtual board game.
Colorado has recently changed its Blue Laws and it’s CRAYZEEE.
That instrumental song that you heard 19 years ago and didn’t know the name of.
Or that I did, anyway.
Batman: The Animated Series is (finally) being released on Blu-Ray in October
I was recently introduced to an awesome board game suitable for, oh, ages 10 and up. 8 and up, maybe.
The Eye of the Hurricane
Couch co-op video games for people who don’t play video games
That thing where you’ve a houseguest so you have to wear pants and not burp audibly
Comics as a medium for meditation on various virtues and vices
On Walter Simonson’s The Judas Coin
Competitive StarCraft is going through a surprising disruption
We were lucky enough to be invited to a funeral for the parent of a friend.
Cutting the cord, Netflix, and apparently Fox/Disney is going to become a thing. Or three things.
A fascinating video game like nothing I’ve played before:
Easing into the summertime cadence
What’s Above? and What’s Below?: a couple of pop-up books
On getting a new SSD