Avalon Hill, the old board game maker best known for military war games, created a zombie version of its perennial favorite, Axis & Allies. It’s called Axis & Allies & Zombies and has an MSRP of $40. Amazon has it for $33….
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The Satanic Temple is threatening legal action against Netflix. The reason? For featuring a Baphomet statue in an episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that looks very similar to a Baphomet statue they created. Their statue was created for display outside a courthouse in Oklahoma next to a statue of the Ten Commandments. They weren’t successful in getting the statue displayed in Oklahoma.
Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple tweeted about it.
The Baphomet statues are very similar
When I watched the episode of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that first showed the statue, I thought it was the same exact one created by The Satanic Temple. On closer examination, it is not. It’s a knockoff. The creators of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina did not attempt to create a Baphomet statue. It looks like they tried to make a Baphomet statue based on the design created by The Satanic Temple. Legally, I don’t see how they can do that without securing the rights to the design. The Satanic Temple is not the set designer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Netflix pays someone else to do that job.
The Satanic Temple is not a Satan worshiping organization
In case you are wondering, The Satanic Temple does not promote the worshipping of Satan. They promote the exact opposite. The Satanic Temple doesn’t believe in Satan. They are non-theistic. Members of The Satanic Temple are staunch supporters of the First Amendment and the separation of church and state. They view Satan as nothing more than a fictitious character. The Satanic Temple uses the fictitious character of Satan to defend the separation of church and state.
Diablo III: Eternal Collection is coming to the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo is releasing a bundled version of the Switch.From Nintendo:
The devil is literally in the details of a new Nintendo Switch bundle featuring Blizzard’s legendary game Diablo III: Eternal Collection, launching exclusively at GameStop on November 2. Fans who pick up the devilish bundle will receive a Nintendo Switch system and dock featuring Diablo III artwork, a download code for the Diablo III: Eternal Collection game and a themed carrying case, all at a suggested retail price of $359.99.
The YouTube Video
The only bad thing about this bundle is you have to buy it at GameStop. Since my niece no longer works for GameStop, I feel allowed to bust on them again. I don’t like GameStop.
I don’t own a Nintendo Switch, but if I did, I’d buy it in a bundle. You might as well considering the regular game system as a “suggested” retail price of $299. Those don’t come with a game. A game for the Switch costs $60. I don’t have my abacus or calculator handy, but it seems it makes sense to go ahead and just buy a bundle. It not only comes with a game you want to buy anyway, but it also has special artwork on the system and the dock.
Who doesn’t like artwork on their dock?
I want a Nintendo Switch
I own Diablo III: Eternal Collection for the PC, but I never play it. I’m not a fan of fullscreen gaming on the PC. I like to do multiple things while at once while I’m on the PC. I do want to get a Nintendo Switch. I prefer handheld gaming. I’ve owned a couple of Nintendo 3DS XL systems, but the screen size got to be too small for long periods of use. I was getting ice cream headaches when I played it for long periods of time. Not only is the Nintendo Switch screen larger, but you can also connect it to your TV making it ginormous.
Saturday Night Live alumni and comedic actor Rob Schneider took exception to a joke comic book writer Gail Simone made. It involved Canadian donut shop Tim Hortons and Schneider. Gail made a joke about Tim Hortons being the Rob Schneider of donut shops.
Having had Tim Hortons coffee and watched a lot of Rob Schneider movies, I thought Gail’s joke was not only extremely funny, but it was also highly accurate.
You know who didn’t think it was funny? Professional funnyman Rob Schneider, that’s who.
He disliked Gail’s joke so much he asked his legion of Twitter followers to contact Gail and tell her how they felt. What Schneider did is called brigading. Not only is it a dick move, but it’s also against Twitter’s rules. Some people get kicked off the platform for brigading. Others don’t even get a Twitter timeout for the infraction. Twitter is very wishy-washy when it comes to enforcing their rules.
Rob Schneider said he’d never heard of Gail Simone. You’d think before brigading her, he’d want to do a quick Google search to make sure she’s not related to Adam Sandler. If he ever got on Sandler’s bad side, Schneider’s movie career would be over.
Rob Schneider is a hypocrite
What Rob Schneider did was wrong. Not only did it make him come across as thin-skinned, but it also made him look extremely hypocritical. He’s supposed to be a comedic actor. How can someone who tells jokes for a living get their feelings hurt when the joke is about them? Instead of sicing his Twitter fans after her, Schneider should have tried to hire Gail as one of his joke writers.
If anyone or anything has a right to get upset over Gail’s joke, it’s Tim Hortons.
The YouTube “critic” who said, among other things, that Gail Simone wasn’t funny, was wrong. Then again, he’s been wrong about a lot lately. Ask Neil Gaiman.
David “Bread” KatzFrom CNN:
David Katz, a 24-year-old gamer from Baltimore, Maryland, was in town for the tournament at GLHF Game Bar, in the back of a pizza restaurant. On Sunday, he brought a gun into the venue and opened fire, killing two people and wounding nine others. Then he turned the gun on himself, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said. Police have not released a possible motive.
I have a motive. David Katz was an asshole. He also was eliminated from the tournament and didn’t take losing very well. That strikes me as stupid considering when playing a video game there is a winner and a loser. If you can’t taking losing, don’t play video games. That’s a moot point considering he did the world a solid and killed himself.
He had two guns, not one. Both were handguns. He also injured 11 people, not nine. CNN’s counting skills need some work.
Who was David Katz?
David Katz lived in or around Baltimore, Maryland. He was also a professional Madden player and evidently, a Buffalo Bills fan. Why would someone who lived in Baltimore be a Buffalo Bills fan? I’ve never been a fan of the Bills and I lived in upstate New York for four years. I lived there during the time when they went to four straight Super Bowls. The Bills have pretty much sucked for Katz’s entire life. It’s not like there was a bandwagon for him to jump on.
From the EA Sports website about Katz’s win at the Buffalo Bills Madden Club tournament in February 2017.
Winner: David “Bread” Katz
In what some are calling the most exciting moment in all the 2017 NFL Club Series Championships, David “Bread” Katz won with a walk-off victory by completing an unbelievable pass as time expired to be crowned Buffalo Bills Champion. The crowd at 716 Food and Sport in Buffalo, NY was amazed with the clutch execution in the 4th quarter!
What’s with the gamer tag of Bread? Didn’t the little twerp realize how offensive that word is to people suffering from type 2 diabetes?
Stop ignoring the threat of gun violence
Unfortunately, what happened in Jacksonville will continue to happen until we take the threat of gun violence more seriously. At the bare minimum, anywhere humans congregate should be defended with armed security guards. I’m not talking about security guards making minimum wage. These guards would be well paid and licensed through the federal government. These guards should have training in close quarter combat. They should have to go through annual firearms testing to make sure their skills remain sharp.
Ex-military people would make the ideal candidates.
We have more guns floating around in this country than people. We need to start recognizing the threat this poses and take the proper action. When I was stationed in the Philippines in the mid to late 80s, there were armed security guards everywhere. McDonald’s, video rental stores, etc. Private ownership of firearms was illegal in the Philippines, yet they recognized the threat of gun violence and took the proper action. I never thought I’d say this, but we need to be more like the Philippines.
And now some good news
On a totally unrelated note, I learned some good news while reading about this terrible story on CNN. It appears the state of Maryland will pay off my house.
I realize it says Maryland may pay off your home, but considering both my wife and me were born before 1985, it seems like a sure thing. Plus, CNN is a leader in honest journalism. The chance they would have something untrue on their website seems highly unlikely.
John Krasinski, the actor who played Jim Halpert in the U.S. version of The Office should play Batman. That’s if Warner Bros. decides the world needs another Batman movie. With Ben Affleck entering rehab once again for alcohol, the DC cinematic universe looks to have a hole to fill. Even if he finishes rehab with a coin or a celebratory sash indicating a successful completion, the studio will never know when Affleck will relapse. He’s done it before. Why he just can’t limit himself to a couple of wine coolers like a normal man is a question in need of an answer. The only person who can answer that question is Ben Affleck.
Affleck can only blame Matt Daman or Jennifer Lopez a limited number of times before those excuses wear thin with the public. He needs to concentrate on himself. The great Boogie2988 often talks about something called self-care. I don’t really know what that is, but in fairness, I don’t think Boogie2988 knows ether. Whatever self-care is, I think Affleck is in need of it.
After Aflack bows out of playing Batman, Krasinski can then swoop down and take over the role. Have you seen Krasinski lately? The man is jacked.
John Krasinski was born to play Batman
If you’ve ever watched Jim Halpert interact with Dwight Schrute on The Office, you’d know Krasinski has the acting chops to deal with any villain thrown his way. Personally, I’d like to see the next Batman villain be the Riddler played by Rainn Wilson.
That would be comic book cinematic gold.
Not only would I watch that movie the weekend it came out, I would buy the Batman – Riddler action figure boxed set. I wouldn’t even wait for it to go on clearance. I’d pay full MSRP like I was a boss. I would, of course, keep the figures in the box to ensure they don’t lose their collectible value.
Curious to know what John Krasinski looks like as Batman?
I have in my possession an artist’s rendition of John Krasinski as Batman. It was done by an artist in Bangladesh I hired on Fiverr. I paid him $7.50 to accelerate the job. I’d post it here, but I cannot in good conscience do so. If it were seen by someone with a weak constitution or a man who consumes a lot of soy-based products, they would very likely collapse into a quivering hot mess, soiling themselves out of fear. Any woman who glanced at it without preparing themselves first would undoubtedly go into immediate menopause, no matter her age.
Nobody wants any of that.