Archive for December, 2011

Hey, how about we learn something today?  And if you want to learn something, what better source than Wikipedia?  So the subject of this week’s random article is:

Cover of "Hexwood"

Cover of Hexwood


As soon as I read that this book was dedicated to Neil Gaiman, and that he wrote a poem about  it and gave it to the author, I was intrigued to read it.  Also, you should watch the episode of The Simpsons that Neil Gaiman guest-starred on.  It’s hilarious.


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I don’t know about the rest of you, but we still have one Christmas to go.  My brother and his family will be in town tomorrow night, so we’ll be going to my parents for one last Christmas hurrah for 2011.  I love Christmas, so as exhausting as it is to go everywhere we go, see everyone we see, and eat all of the food that we eat, I wouldn’t want to skip any of them.

One of my favorite traditions is making pizza on Christmas Eve at my parent’s house.

Yeah, I ate way too much of that.  And then again the next day.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.

Now onward to 2012.

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Merry Christmas!

Here’s hoping that you have a great Christmas this weekend with the people you love.

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Who’s ready for next December?

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Today was the last day of school before Christmas break, so I’m feeling pretty good right about now.  So good, in fact, that I’m going to find something lazy and unproductive to do.  Here’s

The Chronicles of Spellborn

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what you get while I’m busy taking it easy.   The subject of this week’s random Wikipedia article is:

The Chronicles of Spellborn.

I’ve never even heard of this game.

I guess that’s not surprising considering I care nothing for MMORPG’s, and for the reason you read about in the article.  I have no interest in buying a game that could be shut down when player interest slows and can’t ever be played again.  That seems more like leasing a game to me, and I prefer to keep mine so that when I get the urge to play something like King’s Quest I, I can.

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Huge stable of Republican candidates have you feeling confused?  Want to do your duty as an American, but don’t have time to read about everyone’s stands on the issues?  Wish there were an easy way to determine your presidential match?

Well look no further.

Governor Rick Perry of Texas speaking at the R...

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ABC News has the handy Match-o-Matic.  A quick and easy way to determine the presidential candidate that is best for you.  Just start it up, take a small survey, and let the Match-o-Matic tell you who to vote for*.  Don’t believe us?  Just listen to these quotes from actual satisfied users.

“I don’t like to read so the Match-o-Matic is perfect for me.  Of course, I don’t know how to use a computer either.”

“Why does mine keep coming up Rick Perry?  I don’t want Rick Perry?   Oh no, I agree with him.  God help me, I agree with him!”

“There’s an election coming up?”

Quit wasting time reading and forming well-reasoned beliefs like a sucker.  Let the Match-o-Matic do the work for you.



*Should not be used as a substitute for actual political literacy.


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Okay here’s the thing.  It’s the end of the semester.  Things are busy.  So I haven’t blogged in a few days, and I probably won’t blog for a couple more.  Monday, we’ll get back to our semi-regular schedule of posting, but until then I’ve got papers to grade, tests to make out, and sleep to catch.   Feel free to take a little break yourself.  I’ll see you on Monday.

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