March 8, 2008

Food Fights

Here's an abridged version of the last 70 years of warfare. A veritable "smorgasbord of aggression."

Here's a cheatsheet listing all the foodstuffs and a breakdown of the battles.

And, while we are talking about food fights, remember that politics is just warfare by other means (or something like that). Here are some of campaign ads made by my pal, Fuzzy.

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January 27, 2008

World of Peacecraft


Imagine trying to play World of Warcraft without killing anything.

Charlotte sent me to this blog of a person trying to do just this. "Reinisch" is a pacifist undead priest on The Venture Co., an RP/PVP server. For those who don't know World of Warcraft this is very very difficult as most of the quests require killing something or another and there are very few ways other than killing things and quests to obtain experience.

This seemed so ludicrous and impractical I had to try it. So meet "Peacewalker," a peaceloving tauren druid who is already level 5 without killing a thing. Most of the experience has come from discovering new geographic zones, which conveys some minimal experience, and gathering or courier quests which require no killing. Come meet him on The Venture Co. server. He's in Reinisch's guild, "The Pacifist."

July 14, 2007

The Only Winning Move

I just watched WarGames with my kids for probably the first time since I saw it back when I was a teenager in the early 80s. I distinctly remember watching it over and over again at our local cinema in my hometown.

While I had to explain some of the Cold War references in the film the three of us were amazed at how well the film stood up 24 years later. The message is still timely.

Emma wasn't mortally offended by the fashions, though she thought the computers in the war room looked more like washing machines. Simon guffawed at the floppy disks but he was excited to see someone actually playing the arcade version of Galaga in the same way a car enthusiast gets giddy over seeing Model T Ford in working condition.

June 25, 2007

My Kind of Ribbon

Here's a ribbon to put on the back of your car. I found it on freewayblogger where you can download a pdf version if you prefer.