The Rightville Fundys took the field in their Grey uniforms marching in step and chanting “Fundys block, Fundys tackle” while the marching band played a stirring fight song. The Caterpillars came in led by their national champion dance squad with ribbons and a phalanx of tambourine players. The new bright yellow and green Caterpillar uniforms made quite a splash, although some fans found the face and antenna on the helmet a little jarring. The crowd was moved by Robert Smith’s baritone rendition of the national anthem, while Leftward Valley’s Fawn Warren played a traditional Iroquois flute and danced counter clockwise.
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
Today is Wendell Berry’s birthday. He’s 84. May his 85th year on this planet be a bountiful and invigorating one. Maribou elaborates on her feelings about his work, inside.
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
So… do you have an inner monologue?
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
A delightful and unexpected sequel:
Dungeon Warfare II
Getting better by doing the exact same thing you did last time, just quietly
The Shape of the Water isn’t among Guillermo del Toro’s subtler films
Finally jumping into The Witcher 3.
The Introvert Thing
A little short story that combines some Phillip K Dick with a little HP Lovecraft.
Gone for a while, but now Bach at it.
The Silver Ball
The School of Art: Learn How to Make Great Art with 40 Simple Lessons is a book you need to buy for yourself that can teach you a great deal about Art.
If you have kids, you can even say that you got it for them
An examination of Upgrade that will spoil the movie. Do not read if you do not want the movie spoiled.
(I suppose the fact that the movie is spoilable at all is a huge spoiler as well. Sorry about that.)
The Electronic Entertainment Expo
How To Fall?
Looking at the Summer Movie Buffet: Part II
Searching for an Ur-story of the story found in Three Amigos, A Bug’s Life, and Galaxy Quest