Donald R. McClarey

Thank You Lord

  I don’t care if the movie is good or bad.  Teaming up Nicholas Cage with HP Lovecraft is a stroke of genius!  

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Donald R. McClarey

What is Best?

    KNOW, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread

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Donald R. McClarey

When a Young Lady Has Been Raised Right

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The Shock of Recognition

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Donald R. McClarey

Good, Evil and Crossfires

A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept

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Could Be

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: In our Dear BaBee column, we help readers by dispensing authentic, biblical answers to life’s tough questions. Dear BaBee, I got home from work the other day, and my wife

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It Only Needs Clint Eastwood

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Remnants of the Precursors

Over the past few days I have been playing a good, free 4X space strategy game called Remnants of the Precursors.  (Yeah, I think that title could use some work.)  It is a fan made homage to Master of Orion,

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Plato

  Back in 1975 I was a freshman at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  It was a fascinating time for me in many ways, and one of those ways was the discovery in the basement of the Foreign Language

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Kenobi

  Premiered December  24, 2019, and it is the best Star Wars that I have seen since the original trilogy.  Interesting echoes of Herod attempting to kill the Christ child, and the revolt of the Maccabees.  We live in an

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Geekiest of Memes

Hattip to Amanda Servello.    

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Donald R. McClarey

December 23, 1960: Night of the Meek

  Originally broadcast on December 23, 1960, the Twilight Zone episode Night of the Meek features Art Carney as a drunken Department Store Santa with a big heart who substitutes for Santa on Christmas.  Rod Serling sums up the message:

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Donald R. McClarey

Great Caesar’s Ghost!

The things you find on the Internet!  A compilation of Perry White, Editor in Chief of the Daily Planet, yelling at Clark Kent.  White would not receive accolades from business management consultants today, and I generally prefer a softer style

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Mondays Are For Red Shirts

Hattip to my younger, by a whole year and a half, brother.  As he notes, this basically sums up Mondays.

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Requiescat in Pace: Rene Auberjonois

Sad news.  Rene Auberjonois, a descendant of Napoleon’s Marshal Murat on his mother’s side, has died at age 79.  A consummate professional, during his acting career he had an infinite number of roles.  Doubtless he will be best remembered for

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Donald R. McClarey

A Very Special Star Wars Christmas

The sad thing is, I found this, back in 1978, immensely more entertaining than I have any of the movies since the end of the first trilogy.  

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Christmas With the Kents

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Star Trek Christmas References

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Star Trek.

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Indeed

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Definitely Cowards

DC Comics walks the walk for their Chinese paymasters:   The artwork depicts Batman throwing a Molotov cocktail against a backdrop of hot-pink words spelling out the new comic book’s tagline, “the future is young.” It was posted on DC

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An Aquilonian Thanksgiving

What would Thanksgiving be without Conan the Barbarian? “By Mitra, this bird is as plump as a Zingaran concubine,” quoth Conan. Conan slid his broadsword free of its shagreen wrapped hilt and skewered the turkey. He raised his sword one-handed,

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Panic in the Sky

  As a boy I watched endless reruns of the Superman live action series.  My favorite episode was Panic in the Sky which aired in 1953, the twelfth episode of the second season.  Both Superman and Clark Kent in that

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D & D and Moral Panics

  Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts takes a look at the history of the role playing system Dungeons and Dragons: So even the New York Times has gotten in on the act, reporting on the latest upsurge in popularity for

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Pamela Ewing Has Been Dreaming Again

Dave Cullen, deservedly, savages Star Trek Discovery Season Two.   My bride and I are currently painfully making our way through the episodes, because we view all things Trek.  I will admit that Season Two is not as bad as Season

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About Time

      News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Everyone agrees it is a bleak and hopeless post-apocalyptic hellscape we are living in nowadays. Not from the Trump administration or anything, but because of all these Terminator sequels. 

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Terminator SJW

  As they say, get woke, go broke.

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Why Settle for the Lesser Evil?

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   IN THE LAND OF MORDOR WHERE THE SHADOWS LIE—The Dark Lord Sauron stepped up his campaign for reelection this week, unveiling the details of his ambitious Deathcare for All proposal.

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Theoden King

  Hattip to Dale Price. Theoden is my favorite character in the trilogy.  A King who doubts he is worthy of his sires, he makes himself into the heroic and wise leader his people desperately need in a terrible time

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Heroes

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Trump has awarded galactic hero Chewbacca his long-awaited Medal of Bravery for his performance in the Battle of Yavin. The Wookiee had been snubbed by other presidents, who

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Me

Hattip to Amanda Servello.

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Worst Game Ad Ever

  I think the Paradox lads and lasses in Sweden were drinking too much brännvin when they put this together.

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Donald R. McClarey

The Conclusion of The Man in a High Castle

  “The Nazis have no sense of humor, so why should they want television? Anyhow, they killed most of the really great comedians. Because most of them were Jewish. In fact, she realized, they killed off most of the entertainment

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Donald R. McClarey

The Joy of Pillaging

Great lunch hour game.

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