This is the kind of person i am. I like to read books that are important or smart, but I don’t read a lot of them. One once in a while. Then I think I’m smart, or at least smarter than the average suck. (Considering I don’t eat bread given to me by strangers in […]

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Do You Know What Day It Is?

What day is it? It’s a simple enough question at first glance, but the second you actually look into the history of it, you realize just how hard the answer can really be. The present dates on our calendar were carefully calculated by studious monks in quiet monasteries, all through the Dark Ages and up […]

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Stop, in the Name of Whatever

Recently I saw an ad for an unusual video game. Most video games based on first person combat are monotonous point and shoot games, but this game had the promise to be a completely different experience. It features the normal qualities of a first person shooter: a collection of deadly weapons and hordes of enemies […]

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Perception Boost

Amateur writers often make the mistake of creating characters that are both hyperintelligent and omniscient. I don’t mean that most stories are peopled with demigods and metahumans, but that the characters of stories regularly have a greater ability to observe and learn from their surroundings and the events that they take part in. In games […]

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Money is No Object

“Son, believe me when I tell you: if money will solve your problems, then you don’t have problems.” That is something my Dad (smart as a whip and almost as tall) told me a long time ago, when I thought money was only good for buying ice cream. (Now I know it will buy peach […]

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Underestimate Me, Please

Chess is an unusual game. Supposed as the most thorough test of a person’s mind and logical skills, people play chess with few pieces, fewer actions, and a board. Really, chess tests not whether a person has a logical mind, but only whether a person is trained to play chess. Yes, it requires a logical […]

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