Show veterans respect by not calling everyone a Nazi

It’s become popular for some people to call anyone they disagree a Nazi. The problem is, a Nazi is a real thing. Nazis existed in Germany from 1933 to 1945. They killed millions of people and caused the world’s last major world war.

Nazis, real Nazis, don’t exist today because millions of people got together and fought them on the battlefields of western and eastern Europe. Soldiers, sailors, and airman from the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, and other countries fought and killed real Nazis.  A good many of them gave their lives making sure Nazis didn’t triumph

Today, we live in a world free of Nazis. How do we show thanks to the veterans who defeated the Nazis? Some people call anyone whose opinions they don’t agree with Nazis.

It’s like World War Two never happened.

Even when Nazis existed, not every racist, even if they were white, was a Nazi. The problem is, the word racist has been bandied about so casually for so long, it lost its power. Calling someone a racist isn’t good enough anymore.

Some people on Twitter have taken advantage of Twitter’s new character limit to virtue signal against the social media giant. They want Twitter to ban all of the Nazis. Wil Wheaton is one of those people. He changed his name from Wil Wheaton to Wil ‘stop enabling the Nazis’ Wheaton.

It’s 2017. Not only does Wil Wheaton believe Nazis are still a thing, he thinks Twitter is enabling them.

Eradicating Nazism from planet Earth is one of the greatest accomplishments our country’s veterans ever accomplished. People like Wil Wheaton are completely tone-deaf to this fact this Veterans Day weekend. In their world, not only do Nazis still exist, Twitter is enabling them.

They would want you to believe Nazis are goosestepping all over Twitter.

The funny thing is if it were up to people like Wil Wheaton to defeat Nazi Germany during World War Two, the entire world would be speaking German right now.

Geek Chic, maker of $30,000 gaming tables is out of business

Geek Chic, a company that custom built high-end tables for tabletop gaming has closed up shop.

I never understood to point of these fancy gaming tables. They seemed totally unnecessary to me. I played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons back in the day without even using a table, let alone one hand carved by blind monks from a single piece of endangered hardwood.

When I was in the Air Force and stationed overseas, we would normally get together in someone’s dorm room on the weekend and we would sit on the floor and play.  We didn’t need a fancy table or fancy chairs. We only needed dice, graph paper, pencils, source books, and our imaginations.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against playing tabletop games on a table. I just don’t see the need for a special table, especially when that special table costs so much. What’s wrong with a normal dining room table? They cost a lot less and they are a lot more practical.

I have no idea why Geek Chic went out of business, but I’ve got to believe that the marketplace only has so many customers willing to spend a fortune on a fancy gaming table, especially when a regular table works just fine for playing tabletop games. That’s kind of the whole point of the name, tabletop gaming. It’s not called expensive custom built tabletop gaming.

I would think that once you build someone one of these tables, they will never need one again.

I blame Wil Wheaton

Professional pretend geek Wil Wheaton uses a Geek Chic table on his terrible Internet show Tabletop. That in itself probably lost Geek Chic a customer or two. At the very least it probably made people think twice before placing a down payment on one of these fancy tables. I know when I discovered Wil Wheaton owned the same Mitchell & Ness hockey jersey that I did, I couldn’t sell mine fast enough.

Geek Chic, maker of $30,000 gaming tables is out of business - Bent Corner
Professional pretend geek Wil Wheaton. He’s the one on the left.

Instead of getting an expensive fancy table for playing games, Wil Wheaton should have put the money into a new sofa. Tabletop is filmed at a porn studio. The sofa he and his guests sit on has appeared in porn movies. Who knows how many diseases and sexual pathogens are on that couch. I only hope he cleans the AIDS off before he and his guests sit down to have a chat.

Wil Wheaton’s TableTop season four

I found this schedule on Reddit for the fourth season of “geek icon” Wil Wheaton’s TableTop. It’s interesting in that each episode has two release dates. Most episodes will premiere on the paid subscription streaming service Alpha. Then, two or three months later, they will publish the episodes on YouTube.

The first two episodes of TableTop season four premiered on YouTube as well as on Alpha.

Wil Wheaton's TableTop season four - Bent Corner

If you want to watch Wil Wheaton and his crew of wannabe D-listers play the Fate: Core System roleplaying game system today, you’ll have to pay for the privilege. That, or wait almost three months to watch it for free on YouTube.

Alpha is only five bucks a month, but that’s five dollars too much. Watching an episode of TableTop for free on YouTube is too much. If something has social justice warrior Wil Wheaton in it, I will pay money not to watch it.

Wil Wheaton is a talentless dick. He pretends to not only be a nerd, but he promotes himself to be the king of the nerds. If Wil Wheaton was a nerd, he never would have begged to leave Star Trek: The Next Generation. A true nerd would never want to get off a popular Star Trek TV show. A real nerd would fight like a badger to stay on a Star Trek TV show.

From his website:

Here’s the absolute truth why I left Star Trek. I left Star Trek because it was seriously interfering with my career in feature films. I was in a situation where I was constantly having to pass on really good movie roles because I was on the series. I had a film career before Star Trek. People knew me before Star Trek. As a matter of fact, at Comic Con, a lot of people came up to me and said, “I started watching Star Trek because you were on it and I was fan of yours from Stand By Me and I stopped watching it after you left.” I had a lot of people say that to me.

I would bet $100 nobody at Comic-Con ever told Wil Wheaton they starting watching Star Trek: The Next Generation because he was on it. The same goes for someone at Comic-Con saying they stopped watching it because he left. It would be strange for someone to walk up to him at a grocery store and say this. Am I supposed to believe “a lot of people” at Comic-Con did this?

No, I’m not buying it.

After Wil Wheaton left Star Trek: The Next Generation, his movie career went… nowhere. He’s a former child actor who can’t get any type of real acting work as an adult unless he’s playing himself. For example, The Big Bang Theory. Wil Wheaton is a reoccurring character on the show. He plays himself.

Wil Wheaton is an actor who cannot act. He compensates for this personal deficiency by reinventing himself as some sort of geek icon, a king of all nerds. We’re supposed to believe that any sort of nerd, let alone a king of all nerds, would beg, whine, and demand to be released from a TV show with the words Star and Trek in the title.

Thanks, but no thanks.

Wil Wheaton blames ‘Tabletop’ producer for errors

Former child actor Wil Wheaton hosts a YouTube show called Tabletop. The show features Wheaton and three or four guests playing a board game, the type of specialty board game one might buy at a specialty game store. In the videos, you see Wheaton and his guests, usually D-list celebrities, playing the game, presumably correctly.

I’ve only watched a few of the episodes. I got the impression the show was meant to be both entertaining and educational. As it turns out, Tabletop may not be as educational as I first believed. It would seem Wheaton and his guests haven’t been playing these games correctly, and Internet people have begun calling him out on it.

I hate when that happens.

Wil Wheaton addressed this criticism this past week on his blog. He admitted that the third and current season of Tabletop had gotten many things wrong. He placed the blame on an unnamed former producer.

From Wil Wheaton’s blog:

I am furious, I am embarrassed, and I need to put there here so I can just refer to it when this almost certainly happens again this season:

We had a producer whose primary job was to make sure we knew the rules to the games, and played correctly. I trusted this producer to be on top of these things, and I trusted this producer to ensure that we played the games properly.

For the first two seasons, this producer did a fantastic job. A couple mistakes got through, but it wasn’t a big deal. Everyone makes a mistake now and then, and the show has always been more about the fun of playing the games than anything else. But something happened in the third season. I don’t know if this producer was careless, overwhelmed, didn’t care as deeply as previous seasons, or just didn’t do the same amount of preparation that was done for the first two seasons. I don’t know why this producer failed to do the most important part of the job so many times this season, but I’m pretty fucking pissed off that the person I trusted to make sure we played the games correctly let me down. I trusted this producer so completely, I spent my time and my energy on other aspects of production, instead of diligently reviewing the rules before every game like I’d done the first two seasons. I feel really, really awful about this. I feel embarrassed by this.

What Wil Wheaton should feel embarrassed about is his blog post. When I first read it, I honestly thought it was a spoof. He didn’t take any personal responsibility until the eighth paragraph. Even then, he implied his failure was not making sure they were playing the games correctly and by the rules, but was trusting that the unnamed producer was doing their job.

Who is the unnamed producer?

Wil Wheaton never identified the guilty producer by name, but it’s not too hard to figure out who he was referring to. Wikipedia lists six people who produce the show. They are Sheri Bryant, Felicia Day, Kim Evey, Wil Wheaton, Adam Lawson, and Boyan Radakovich. Of these six people, only one has ever been identified by Wheaton in the past as being an associate producer and the games guru.

His name is Boyan Radakovich

I found Boyan Radakovich on Twitter. He posted the following tweet on June 19, four days after Wheaton’s blog post:


Radakovich didn’t come out and admit he was the unnamed producer Wheaton threw under the bus, but it’s pretty clear from the ensuing comments made by other people that he’s the unnamed producer. He certainly didn’t correct anyone when they referred to Wil Wheaton.

What Wil Wheaton should do

If Wil Wheaton doesn’t know how to play a board game he’s featuring on his show, the board game he pretends to know everything about, he should have an actual expert for that board game on set to act as that episode’s technical advisor. Having one person whose primary responsibility it is to be the expert on every board game being played, seems like a massive recipe for disaster.

No one person can be an expert on every board game. To assume otherwise is stupid.