Month: January 2019

  • Throwback Thursday: The Restroom Wars Pt. 1 and 2

    A throwback thursday to 2016’s rash of anti0-transbathroom bills

  • Wednesday Webcomic: The Order of the Stick

    Debuting in 2003 as a way for  Rich Burlew to drive traffic to his RPG resources site Giant in the Playground Games,  The Order of the Stick is one of the longest continuously running comics on the web, clocking in at issue #1151 as of this writing. What started as an excuse to crack wise about RPG […]


  • Tuesday TV: Star Trek: Discovery

    As we discussed last week, there have never been two new shows so intricately linked at their debut as Fox’s The Orville and the tentpole for CBS’s All Access streaming service Star Trek: Discovery. Both Seth McFarlane’s light comedy homage to The Next Generation and Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman’s gritty action packed prequel saga are aimed at […]

  • Monday Muse: Astronomy

    As I have meandered down the road we all tred towards rigor mortis, I find myself trying, within the bounds of reason, to be less judgmental about the music I don’t like. I’ve even taken a second look at stuff that younger me hated and learned to like it. But sometimes something is shit, and […]

  • Looking Ahead/Behind

    Well that was a fun first week in the new digs. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll have noticed the alliterative weekday schedule of daily topics. It’s a good way to keep me on a daily writing schedule and also allows me to set up a few posts ahead of time in case I’m out […]

  • The Origin of Specious, How Evolution Helps Explain the Modern GOP Pt. 1

    In the run up to the 2016 Presidential Election, all 17 members of the Inane Clown Posse (H/T Ed Brayton at Dispatches From the Culture Wars,) were asked if they believed in evolution. Only “Low Energy” Jeb Bush would say yes, and even he equivocated, claiming that it shouldn’t be “part of the curriculum.” In fact a majority of Republicans refuse […]

  • The Friday Files: What We Learned This Week

    The Government is still shut down because Donald Trump is a terrible negotiator. (Paul Waldman, The Washington Post) The shut down will last at least until Monday, meanwhile National Parks are a mess, airplanes aren’t being inspected and the folks paid to get them on the ground safely aren’t being paid. Oh, and a mere month […]

  • Throwback Thursday: Ten Rules for Dating My Daughter

    To celebrate the internet tradition of Throwback Thursday, I am going to use this space to link back to a piece of writing I’m especially proud of. Today I’d like to take us back to the winter of 2013 as I fumbled for a framing device to use when writing about the toxic stew of […]

  • Wednesday Webcomic: Galena

    I love Webcomics. As a lifelong reader of both superhero stories, graphic novels and the daily funny pages I could easily lose whole days to binging a new find. The same freedom that the Internet provides me to inexpensively get up on my soapbox and howl at the moon has allowed a new generation of […]

  • Tuesday TV: The Orville

    A look at Seth McFarlane’s The Orville