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In this week's edition of The Z Blog Power Hour, Z riffs off Moynihan's Law of the Canadian Border, noting that the closer a state is to our northern neighbor, the more its residents tend to blather on about things like racism and white privilege. From Google Trends, the top ten US states by percentage... Read More
Sid, detecting a switch from Hitler to Stalin as the Most Evil Person in History: That would be one hell of a rhetorical contortion for the zeitgeist to undergo if Stalin becomes the new Hitler. If it comes to pass I'll have to shelve one of my favorite normie-triggering Steve Sailer quotes: "Lenin, Stalin, and... Read More
++Addition++The interview debate between Alex Jones and Megyn Kelly made me realize I'd forgotten to include the latter. Big oversight on my part, as that clash pitted the two most searched for pundit names in the country against each other. The table has been updated to show the oversight. --- With Vox Day as an... Read More
Calling for reinforcements to the battlefield that is Urban Dictionary. Definitions are ranked (and thus made visible) by simply taking the number of positive votes a definition receives and subtracting from it the number of negative votes it receives. In other words, it's not based on a ratio of positive-to-negative votes. Every affirmation counts! If... Read More
Find them on Facebook and Twitter!--as if these two are the Coke and the Pepsi of the social networking world. More like the Coke and the 7UP, actually. Google trends on searches for the terms "facebook" and "twitter", respectively, with "youtube" added in for additional perspective: Over half of all US adults have Facebook accounts.... Read More
... if you're a guy between the ages of 25 and 35, anyway:If you weren't a Double Dragon junkie like I was (and I still have the occasional binge), but at least had some casual contact, this should do the trick.
A commenter is hesitant to accept Agnostic's assertion that men tend to have more friends but shallower friendships than women do (for simplicity's sake--Agnostic actually takes issue with this characterization in the relevant post, but the male quantitative advantage stands either way):Skimming through facebook profiles, I get the sense that there is greater variation in... Read More
NES and SNES era rpgs are close to my heart, an inseparable part of my childhood. Hey, we're talking about the early nineties here, so I could've been doing a lot worse. As I'm always happy to point out, these games are the reason why I knew, as a third grader, what the words "zenith",... Read More
I noticed this retrograde, hate-spewing vile of bile while walking through the arcade wing of a shop just the other day (the relevancy ends after the first five seconds):It's possibly even more vile than Double Dragon, where the chivalrous blond-haired, blue-eyed Billy is attacked by blacks, women, and mongoloids--not exclusively, but only because the racists... Read More
Luigi should have been happy besting Mario in his second eponymous adventure. He could've spent his career scampering around in the forest trying to rescue squirrels from killer robots, after all (the link is to a video for which embedding is disabled by request).Early Sonic games were so much more mind blowing (for votaries of... Read More
... is my favorite character from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. He is not born with supernatural abilities allowing him to live for centuries or walk through a blizzard as if a snowshoe hare, nor does his lineage secure him membership among the company of kings. The keenness of his martial skills clearly have... Read More
I have criticized the gender egalitarianism inserted into role playing games to allow for martial female protagonists who inexplicably still retain their femininity.One way this is done is by confusing flexibility with agility (or dexterity). Women have greater range of motion than men do, primarily because they have smaller muscles. To confirm this in your... Read More
(These are my reflections on Final Fantasy X-2 for PS2. RPGing is a personal hobby, and such exposition enhances the gaming experience for me. But it may not be of interest to many readers, so please disregard this post if that is the case).Charlie's Angels was one of the first series to showcase women in... Read More
For readers who have an interest in the video game criticisms periodically presented here (see "creations" in the sidebar), I highly recommend the new blog Popular Symbolism.While the video game industry is quickly leaving the movie industry in the dust, VG criticism is still in its infancy. It is almost entirely comprised of technical and... Read More
(These are my reflections on Final Fantasy X for PS2. RPGing is a personal hobby, and such exposition enhances the gaming experience for me. But it may not be of interest to many readers, so please disregard this post if that is the case. A special thanks to Michael Clarkson for his input in helping... Read More
A couple of years ago, Pew Research released a report on video game playing among teenagers. My curiosity was piqued, but I was underwhelmed by the results. It would be interesting to see data on gamers and non-gamers based on achievement level (GPA, IQ, SAT scores, etc). To that end, only a couple of things... Read More
Below is an email I just sent to a friend of mine who is also a single player RPG votary (if you're not one, please don't waste your time reading any further). I wonder if any of those who've expressed some interest in my other game reviews have some reaction to this. I'm feeling pretty... Read More
(These are my reflections on Final Fantasy VII for PS. RPGing is a personal hobby, and such exposition enhances the gaming experience for me. But it may not be of interest to many readers, so please disregard this post if that is the case).Final Fantasy VII pushes in the opposite direction of the traditional RPG.... Read More
(These are my reflections on Final Fantasy IX for PS. RPGing is a personal hobby, and such exposition enhances the gaming experience for me. But it may not be of interest to many readers, so please disregard this post if that is the case).I've just finished Final Fantasy IX, although I won't be turning off... Read More
I have some predictable theories, none of them novel, on why leftist media sources I regularly imbibe of devote an inordinate amount of attention to things for which such coverage is not merited by public interest. That is, stories on the New Orleans recovery, the writers' strike, profiles of music artists few people have heard... Read More
(These are my reflections on Dragon Quest VIII for PS2. RPGing is a personal hobby, and such exposition enhances the gaming experience for me. But it may not be of interest to many readers, so please disregard this post if that is the case). I consider Yuji Horii partially responsible for my upbringing. Not that... Read More