Saturday, September 19, 2009

In Honor of International Pirate Day:

"Give me your money or I will shoot you with this AK-47!"


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Muzzle-Loader vs. Assault Rifles!

There's a new game on the market: Darkest of Days. It's an FPS, and the reviews don't look all that great. But the concept...imagine engaging Confederate forces at Antietam with a modern-type assault rifle, or attacking Germans at Tannenburg with a futuristic combat shotgun...very, VERY relevant to my interests!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I got a writing job for the local college newspaper doing opinion pieces. Some of the stuff's words and ideas I've already posted here in another form; some of it is new, and you can expect dumps of it once the paper goes to print. IF the paper goes to print--last year we had three editions for the whole year.

Money Money Money

...must be funny in the college world!

I'm in a college with $50,000 a year tuition (although financial aid makes it more like $40,000), so this is highly relevant to my interests.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Yes, I'm Still Alive...

This was a triumph...NO! No, no no no, I'm sorry....

Hm...I kinda left the "agnostic antitheistic" bit hanging, didn't I. Very well, let me continue.

Remember my "political viewpoints" post, when I noted that "Utopianism, in this life or the next, is for suckers"? That's not an apathetic excuse to bow myself out from making things better; it's merely a statement of what Patton noted: "the perfect is the enemy of the good". That, and, well, utopian thinking tends to be slightly...irrational.

Irrational utopianism leads to shoddy thinkers who can't defend why their utopias ought to be thought of as such rationally. At its absolute worst form, it leads to...really bad things. Inquisition, gulags, concentration camps (d'oh, Godwin's Law)--the idea of creating a heaven on earth (or a heaven in heaven) is perhaps one of the most seductive and destructive human tendencies EVAH.