The Bad Review Revue

College: "The film hasn't been made so much as excreted. " -- Wesley Morris, BOSTON GLOBE Disaster Movie: "This carpet-fouling mongrel of a movie no more deserves release than do anthrax spores." -- Jim Ridley, LA WEEKLY Babylon A.D.: "An abysmal French thriller in which everyone speaks as if they've learned their lines phonetically." -- Elizabeth Weitzman NEW YORK DAILY

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Halloween Gaming, Part III: Miscellaneous Malevolence

Arkahm Horror: Call of Cthulhu, the board game. A massive game in almost every respect (scope, game length, pages of rules, price tag...), this cooperative game has all the players working as a team to stop an Ancient One from destroying the world. Highly recommended for those who love H. P. Lovecraft or games that simulate the RPG experience without

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Halloween Gaming, Part II: Vampires and Witches

Fury of Dracula: Oh man, so fun. This is my go-to title for Halloween frivolity. See my full review here. * * * Dracula: A two-player game, with one person as the Count and the other as Dr. van Helsing. Each is searching London for their target cards (Dracula seeks victims, while van Helsing looks for coffins), and must do

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October Surprise 2008 Predictions

Obama's status as an elitist is confirmed when his library records are leaked to the press, confirming suspicions that he has read books. On election day, Democratic operatives distract Republicans from voting with delicious Hostess fruit pies. The McCain camp releases footage proving, beyond a doubt, that Obama played a "prominent role" in the 1995 film Happy Gilmore. Obama produces

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Halloween Gaming, Part I: Zombies

Aside from the "holiday season" (Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanza / New Year's Eve Revelry / New Year's Day "oh god why did I drink the whole bottle of Cantaloupe Schnapps??" Celebration / etc.), no time of year is better suited for board gaming than Halloween. And, for years I have been meaning to write a comprehensive guide to horror-themed

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Recent Tweets

Insurance guy: Why does your son need this? Me: He has autism. IG: I'll authorize 6 mo. worth. Then, if he still has autism, call us back. Sep 8, 08:01 PM All this commotion about Sarah being a Holy Warrior is causing quite the Palin-din. Sep 9, 10:31 AM AP headline: "Stocks Plunge Downward". What, do these guys get paid

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Correction

Today at the playground, Matthew Baldwin reported to a young girl that she was "very good at the monkey bars". It was subsequently announced by the subject that she is, in fact, "the best" at the monkey bars. Matthew Baldwin regrets the error.

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Republican National Convention LiveRetroblogging

I'd intended to liveblog some of the RNC Convention speeches as I had done for those of the Obamas and Hillary Clinton. But, owing to various causes, I was never in front of my laptop when the speakers were on the stage. The good news is that I heard most of them on the radio in real time, and came

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Recent Tweets

Having one of my rare good hair days. If you know me in person, please strive to see me before I go to bed this evening. Aug 26, 01:23 PM Debating whether to watch Hillary Clinton tonight or Battlestar Galactica. Eh, it's cylons either way. Aug 26, 02:35 PM Free idea for right-wingers: start referring to pro-immigration advocates as "pedrophiles".

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