Author Archives: Dave

X-Files, Season Two

Still would. The X-Files re-viewing project continues, though it’s undergone some changes. Season two is done. This is the season where the Conspiracy arc takes off, and as a result, I’m hopping off board, at least of those episodes. I … Continue reading

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I Had That! #30: Mighty Men and Monster Maker

This toy was not an Atari 2600. I don’t say that because it was a Christmas bait-and-switch or anything, just pointing out that it’s not an Atari 2600. What it was was a kind of cool thing in which you … Continue reading

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This Delicious Week

Shared bookmarks for delicious user legomancer Penny Red | Why We’re Winning: Social Justice Warriors and the New Culture War It’s slowly happening, but I think it’s happening. Tagged as: [gender] Bully Says: Comics Oughta Be Fun! I’d watch it, … Continue reading

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Dark Dungeons: Because Sometimes You Don’t Want to Be Elfstar Anymore, You Want to Be Debbie

Anyone who grew up playing Dungeons and Dragons in the 80s knew about “Dark Dungeons”, the anti-D&D Chick tract first published in 1984. Jack Chick is a phenomenally prolific creator of small comic books (tracts) that preach a conservative, evangelical … Continue reading

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The Boardgame World Sees It’s Falling Behind Videogames, Races to Catch Up

Previously on “Dave Ex Machina”: In Last Light you get to go to a post-apocalyptic strip club and have a no-doubt strong and empowered female character give you a topless lap dance! Progress! Today I find out about this new … Continue reading

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I Had That! #29: Depeche Mode “Live in Hamburg” Poster

Mentioning this item is probably overkill. The band Depeche Mode and the influence it had on me growing up has been well covered multiple times, so I don’t know what more I can say here that will add much. Sure, … Continue reading

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This Delicious Week

Shared bookmarks for delicious user legomancer The Parable of the Unjust Judge or: Fear of a N*gger Nation "So let’s be clear about the stakes of this conflict: we are trying to decide whether or not Michael Brown was a … Continue reading

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Battle Merchants: War and Gold Pieces

Battle Merchants has dwarves, orcs, hobgoblins, and elves: four things I’d rather not see in games anymore. And yet I’m thrilled because they’re all fighting each other and you don’t care who wins, so long as they buy your weapons … Continue reading

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