Over at Que Sera Sera, Sarah Brown has a post about the misconceptions that people (including myself) had as children. Be sure to read through the comments, which include such gems as, "My husband believed (still believes?) that limes are unripened lemons". Also in the comments are a few instances of readers coming to shocking realizations, such as the woman
Max Temkin (creator of the infamous Cards Against Humanity) and I have launched a new tumblr, devoted to board games. My review of Friday — a one-player game by the designer of Power Grid — appears today.
Here's a thing I did: textadventurer.org. I created the @textadventurer twitterbot to help myself learn the Twitter API. Originally it did nothing but tweet Zork commands, taken from a walkthrough. I was its sole follower. Oddly, I really enjoyed seeing the text adventurer wander through my twitter feed every hour or so. And when he would tweet, say,"go north", I
In observance of National Bike to Work Day, I have compiled a list of tips for motorists on co-existence with cyclists: How to Not Kill a Cyclist.
This is a test to see if I have successfully linked my blog with the corresponding Tumblr account. Update: Well I'll be pickled. I have.
This post is part of the H. P. Lovefest. On this, the 75th anniversary of H. P. Lovecraft's death, I discuss the writer's life and legacy in The Morning News
It's that time of year again, people: time to send me links to the stupidest stuff available for purchase on Teh NetarWebs, for inclusion in my annual Holiday Survival Guide for Slackers. By way of example, here's some entries from years past: He has a framed portrait of Gene Roddenberry. He has a Federation uniform in every primary color. He
My essay "What's the Point of Giving Thanks?", which explores the evolutionary impetus for gratitude, is one of 17 articles in this new holiday-themed anthology for the Kindle.
Last month I attended the 2011 Penny Arcade Expo. Last week I wrote a ridiculous amount of words about it. And today The Morning News published every single one of those words, in the form of PAX Primer. I grateful to a lot of people for their help. First and foremost Anthony Yvarra, a.k.a. Nerdgasm, who gamely (ha) answered my
I am an occasional storyteller at Seattle's A Guide to Visitors and, late last year, participated in one of their "Best Of" shows. Shortly thereafter I was contacted by B. Frayn Masters, who asked if I would come to Portland and for a similar event that she hosts, a series I knew nothing about called Back Fence PDX. Because Frayn