NPR: Obama Campaign Skewers Clinton E-mail Statement
Read this annotated response by the Obama campaign to a Clinton campaign email which denigrates his chances to win the nomination.
Ridicule and Snark can be very potent weapons.
Not very amused by the turn of events which has caused the fall of the (now former) NY Governor. I was pleased, as an ex-patriate, when he was elected Governor of NY. After years of neglect under Pataki, I had high hopes Spitzer might get Albany to *work*.
And then he turns out to be a hypocrite. Decrying vice publically and loudly, and engaging it in it in private. What DOES several thousand dollars at a shot buy you in a prostitute, anyhow? Its too bad that Lady Sally’s does not exist in this world. Then the money might have done some good, you know?
I recall reading recently an article which mentioned that the cost of a drug could be correlated with its effectiveness. Patients given the same pills, but told that the drug cost different amounts had different outcomes, with the people who took the “expensive” pill having better outcomes.
Is the sex from a $5000 prostitute quantiatively better…or you just think its better because its expensive and so it is?
Charlie’s Diary: Politics as she is Played with 3d6
A funny entry from Charlie Stross, where he gives 1st Edition D&D stats to the three major US Presidential candidates remaining.
And for those surprised that Stross would or could create such a thing–recall that some of the monsters from earlier editions of the venerable game came from the very pen of Mr. Stross.
Geek Love – New York Times
Senior Editor Adam Rogers uses the “Geeks conquered the world” meme to discuss the influence of Gygax on our modern world.
The last movie I’ve gotten to watch on my now dead DVD player, the Darjeeling Limited was directed by Wes Anderson and stars Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman.
Continue reading Movie Review 2008 #37: The Darjeeling Limited
The Extended/Director’s Cut of the rendition of the epic directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Orlando Bloom,Eric Bana,Brad Pitt and Peter O’Toole, amongst others.
Continue reading Movie Review 2008 #36: Troy (Extended/Director’s Cut)
I still have a couple of reviews to catch up on, but since I went to see this movie in the theater today, I decided to review it next.
10000 BC has no major stars save narration by Omar Sharif, and is directed by Roland Emmerich.
Continue reading Movie Review 2008 #35: 10000 BC
Since I read these books with allied conceits back to back, I am going to review them together.
The Eyre Affair is the first Thursday Next novel by Jasper Fforde.
Silverlock is by John Myers Myers
Continue reading Book Reviews 2008 #14-15 The Eyre Affair and Silverlock
With my DVD player broken, I should catch up on the reviews that I “owe”, eh?
Next up is a small independent view starring and directed by Steve Buscemi, “Interview”. The other lead in the movie is Sienna Miller.
Continue reading Movie Review 2008 #34: Interview
A meme going around. In memory of the late E. Gary Gygax, how did I get into this thing called roleplaying?
Continue reading What drew me into RPGing?