howlingdogs 25 April, 2013

Holding a mirror up to society…

April 16, 2013

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Did cocaine use by bankers cause the global financial crisis? Herd mentality, which thrives during times of uncertainty, is certainly much more explicable when you factor in the trembling insecurity and depleted discernment that go hand in hand with a coke habit. I think it’s a little ludicrous to blame cocaine, but at least now […]

Ouroboros

April 16, 2013

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Ouroboros

A Sad Display I don’t know Raph Koster, but this story makes me kind of sad.  It makes me sad because of how pointless this debate is, and because the people who I generally would have sympathy for are coming across as childish, defensive, hateful, and cliquish.  Maybe someone can explain to me why this […]

Playing Games

April 11, 2013

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I’ve loved video games my whole life, and this is easily the most exciting period of game development I’ve lived through.  For whatever stupid reason, I swore to myself I wouldn’t write about games, even though they have been occupying a significant amount of my attention (both intellectual and recreational) these days.  This has led […]

Gene Genie

September 21, 2012

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There’s a new fad in psychology and psychotherapy to discount the role of genes in many psychological disorders because they’ve been unable to link any specific gene with predisposition to disorders like schizophrenia and depression, and the resulting lack of a perfect cure for these debilitating disorders.  To my somewhat jaded eye, this bears a […]

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Blowing Up The Middle East

September 13, 2012

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Innocence of Muslims Muhammed

How did one moron manage to fuck shit up so badly?  There is no way buffoonery of this magnitude can be perpetrated by a normal human being.  It’s one of those cosmic fuckups, where your scheme seems so brilliant, but the universe pulls the whole thing out of your grasp just to make you watch […]

The Employment Trap: Part II – The Skills Deficit

September 8, 2012

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Arbeit Macht Frei

Part 2 of a 2-Part Special Denunciation of Workplace Indignity Part 2 – The Skills Deficit There is an unfortunate and frankly evil lack of willingness today to train employees to do jobs.  This short-sightedness has consequences not only for the employer, but for job seekers.  These effects are poisonous and systemic, and it only […]

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