Plugapalooza: Sarrett-Adams Games

I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, reading GAMES Magazine, when I first learned of a board game publication called The Game Report, which hailed from my hometown of Seattle and was written entirely by one man, Peter Sarrett. I looked Peter up upon my return to the states, joined his game group, and even started writing game reviews

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The Cliche Rotation Project

The following post was inspired by the fourteenth suggestion in No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog, which was randomly selected by Jon Deal of Ransom-Note-Typography. Jon posted a video today in honor of the occasion, so you should definitely check it out. Despite crotchety old men like me carping about acronyms like "LOL"

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The Fire Of Youth

The following post was inspired by the thirty-seventh suggestion in No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog, which was randomly selected by Virginia Culler of I Absolutely Hate The Word "Blog". Once, as a child, a grown-up asked me what I would save if my house were burning down. I answered without hesitation: "My

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Plugapalooza: The Offbeat Bride

I first met Ariel Meadow Stallings virtually via Metafilter, and later in person when she moved (back) to Seattle. She writes the weblog Electrolicious, hosts the Salon of Shame, and is one of the founders of hooping.org. -- MB My first book hit bookstores this month, and somehow it's about weddings. How does a woman who's wedding was a massive

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Plugapalooza Pregame Festivities

If you have a blog you'd like to promote, send me an email with:Your nameThe name of your weblogThe URL of the your weblogA number from to 1 and 100, inclusiveI'm only taking the first five non-duplicate numbers, so ACT NOW! Update: I got all I need. Thanks for playing!

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I LOL U

Apparently Valley Wag has named me one of the 12 Funniest People on the Internet. I assume they mean "funny" in the sense of "does this mu shu pork taste funny to you?" because, otherwise, I can't imagine how I wound up in the company of Ze Frank and Bob Powers. Anyway, if you are coming here from that article,

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Dumb Or Really Dumb?

Have you seen that show Deal or No Deal? It's incredible. And by "incredible" I mean "incredible it wasn't canceled seven minutes into the pilot." Seinfeld fancied itself "a show about nothing," but, man, these guys really walk the walk. A contestant comes on and is given an amount of money between one cent and a million bucks. That's it.

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Books: Yendi and Teckla

In the week since I finished Jhereg I've plowed through the next two volumes in the Vlad Taltos series. I'm not really a "two books in a week" kind of reader these days, but as each of the novels is just a shade over 200 pages and written in the same breezy, compulsively readable style of the first, getting these

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