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The Allegory of the Cave

The Allegory of the Cave published on 1 Comment on The Allegory of the Cave

I read somewhere that following U.S. on Facebook and Twitter may result in one “S. Spielberg” doing a bio-pic about you. I haven’t been able to substantiate this, but if I were you I’d opt for the safe route. Follow U.S., share U.S., love U.S..

Today’s blog will be full of awkward transitions–in the place of a clever sequitur I’ll be typing, “CHANGE PLACES” in all caps. Why? Well it all…


The comic is another Skyrim gag–so here’s the joke for the uninitiated, Skyrim is a beautiful complex and extraordinarily interactive world and the AI, for the most part, is very good. Though, and here’s the caveat, there’s a tiny, tiny oddity in the stealth system. As a player you can actually shoot an enemy’s companion right in the head–leaving a gurgling heap in front of them and they’ll basically shrug and go back to whatever mundane task they were up to before you stuck an arrow in their pal.

The lesson–suspend your disbelief, it makes for happier gaming.


You Say Yes!  In ColorA friend and reader of ours, Mr. Dark, sent me this colorized version of last week’s comic. To my knowledge, this our first piece of fan art. A sincere thanks and tip of the spoon to our Canadian mate.


Go read Lunar Baboon. It’s charming, clever, and totally hilarious. I think it may be written by my Canadian doppelganger as the his about page sounds eerily like–well, like a Canadian me. I’m a fan of this guy’s work. Well done space beast.




Gesundheit published on 4 Comments on Gesundheit

O Canadians how I love thee.

You send us your very best.

The second best Ghost Buster, Dan Aykroyd, is Canadian.

The second best sketch comedy show is Canadian, “I’m pinching your face!”  Hail, Kids in the Hall.

The second best action-adventure based in Egypt stars Canadian Brendan Fraser.

My wife’s second favorite piece of actor man-candy is Canadian, thank you Ryan Gosling your existence is the equivalent of foreplay.

The second best 80’s Corey was Canadian, RIP Corey Haim.

The second coolest mustache on TV belonged to a Canadian, “Who is Alex Trebeck?”  Damn you Tom Selleck

Finally, Canada gave the us the World’s Greatest Frankenstein.  God Bless your Phil Hartman.  Who can forget his dramatic interpretation of the Canadian Motto, “Fire bad.”  Fire bad, indeed.



PS  In all sincerity, I love Canada.

I had so many Canadian girlfriends in high school you can’t even believe it.

They were crazy hot too, so it makes sense that I have no prom pictures, or homecoming pictures, or Sadie Hawkins, MORP, Spring Fling, Winter Formal–the point is, if you had a smokin’ hot Canadian girlfriend you wouldn’t want to ruin it by going to some dumb high school dance.