‘Axis & Allies & Zombies’, a board game for 2-5 players

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. Although I bought and sometimes even played war games back in the late 80s and early … Continue reading “‘Axis & Allies & Zombies’, a board game for 2-5 players”

I was mentioned in an article on Rollingstone.com

A long, long time ago, I was at my local Walmart after work and noticed a t-shirt in the men’s department that looked a lot like a Nazi Death’s Head, a Totenkopf. I took a picture of it with my Motorola Razr flip-phone. When I got home, I compared the photo I took at Walmart to an … Continue reading “I was mentioned in an article on Rollingstone.com”

Happy Fourth of July

Today is the Fourth of July, the anniversary of when our ancestors declared their independence from Great Britain.  According to my calculations, we’ve been our own country for 88,388 days or more plainly put, 242 years. My ancestral origins My mother’s side of the family has been here since the beginning. Knowing them like I think I do, they were … Continue reading “Happy Fourth of July”

Allow me to mansplain the fallacy of ‘white male privilege’

For a while now I’ve heard about something called white male privilege. As a white male who has never felt especially privileged, I never quite understood what the term was trying to refer to. I think I first heard about it when one of my favorite science fiction authors at the time, John Scalzi, wrote about it … Continue reading “Allow me to mansplain the fallacy of ‘white male privilege’”

Toys R Us 1957 – 2018

Toys R Us is going out of business. They owe more money to creditors than what they have and have declared bankruptcy. I keep reading that Toys R Us will be liquidating their current inventory with massive sales. The science fiction blog io9 said that sale was to begin yesterday. That didn’t happen. I went … Continue reading “Toys R Us 1957 – 2018”