Death and Diablo III

Death and Diablo III

Correlation is not causation. The phrase is bandied about the internet commonly, sometimes in the improper context. It isn’t the a “get out of jail free” card in arguments that people make it out to be, even though it does succinctly point out a common logical fallacy. An 18-year old Taiwanese teenager died playing Diablo [...]

5 Kurt Cobains Who Lived

5 Kurt Cobains Who Lived

Paul McCartney’s new music video “My Valentine” ran in front of The Intouchables when I saw it. Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman starred in the video that Wally Pfister shot, proving that McCartney is still relevant at the age of 70. The song was decent, but not memorable and my mind immediately wondered what new [...]

Is The Amazing Spiderman Same Ol' Same Ol'?

Is The Amazing Spiderman Same Ol’ Same Ol’?

Out of all the critiques I’ve heard about The Amazing Spider-man, the most common is that it’s the same story as Raimi’s 2002 version, Spider-Man. Same ol’ same ol’, people say. This is quite a heavy charge to lay against a movie, because everyone knows Hollywood hates coming out with the same story more than [...]

Disputed Championships - Super Bowl XL

Disputed Championships – Super Bowl XL

Championships matter. When everything else is forgotten about a season (players, regular season games, stats), championships remain for all eternity. There is a good chance you can’t name the five starters from the Celtics 1966 championship team, or who lost to the Celtics that year (the Lakers in seven in a nail-biter if you must [...]

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness

On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness

The fine folks at Penny Arcade and Zeboyd Games have released episode 3 of On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness. In and of itself, that doesn’t seem exceptionally notable. It isn’t the first time a website transitioned into episodic gaming. The game has been adequately reviewed, and that would be reason for me not to [...]

Movie Review: The Intouchables

Movie Review: The Intouchables

The Weinstein brothers have been discovering and sharing amazing films we likely wouldn’t have seen otherwise since 1979. Last year Harvey Weinstein turned a silent French film into Oscar gold though it had limited success domestically and abroad. In this case, Weinstein is encouraging the United States to take a second look at an established [...]

Book Review: The Hand of Fu-Manchu

Book Review: The Hand of Fu-Manchu

The Hand of Fu-Manchu is an entertaining but racist read. There is no denying the elephant in the room, so we might as well discuss to what extent the book is racist so you can decide for yourself whether or not it would interfere with enjoying a classic yarn. To be fair, the racism is [...]

Hanna vs. Sucker Punch vs. Salt vs. Self Esteem

Hanna vs. Sucker Punch vs. Salt vs. Self Esteem

There are three movies that came out recently that are really connected to how we view women in this culture. First, there’s Hanna, directed by Joe Wright. In essence, it’s a coming of age tale about a girl with a mission to avenge the death of her mother, and on her journey she discovers that [...]

The Villains We Love (And Why We Love Them)

The Villains We Love (And Why We Love Them)

There’s just something about the bad guy. And I’m not talking about the bad boy; the one who wears leather and rides a motorcycle and you can’t take home to mom and dad – but the bad guy; the one who plots to take over the world or burns down churches full of people and [...]

How To Put On A Gaming Party

How To Put On A Gaming Party

BSIG doesn’t believe in conventional labels, and this video is a great example. Ellie is a reformed basketball jock, a geek, and a mom. Here she lays out her strategy for LAN parties while baking. She’s a woman of many talents. Ellie Ann on How to Put on a Groovy Gaming Party Runtime2:12 View count56 [...]

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

I always support the underdog; it’s a fault or a quality depending on your point of view. And in a crowded comic book summer, it falls to The Amazing Spider-Man to be the underdog. I went in hoping to prove all the naysayers wrong. I was never a fan of how Sam Raimi dealt with [...]