Welcome to the Playpen, our space for ferrety banter and whimsical snippets of things that aren't quite long enough for articles (although they might be) but that caught your eye anyway.
An article from the NY Times on the future of reading and a rebuttal from Meg Cabot.
If anything they both illuminate this: society has a funny attitude to reading.
In other news, if you're in the Washington, DC area and see something out of the ordinary, it could be a training scenario for secret agents!
Some of the questions are a bit tricky though; I don't game online, and I don't have a console, so I only co-play with my Dad in Myst-type puzzlers, which makes the whole social swathe difficult to answer. I can't say I actively dislike playing with other people, or love it, or whatever - I just don't do it.
I think that may be a euphemism for bad loser.
Apparently I'm a Survivor-Mastermind, which means I like making clever plans to get out of tight spots or something. Oh, and it's all to do with my reptile brain; apparently Silent Hill 2 really talks to the reptoid inside me.
Also, does he have some neurological disorder that prevents him from showing emotion?
Best line from the video, when watching footage of an H-bomb test: "it looks like they're zooming in on a Sun..."
And then I see something like this, and I just want to kill people.
Having in mind articles such as Fear and loathing in Legotown, Games. UR doin it wrong, In defence of Doug Bailey, and surely something by Arthur although I can't at the moment think of an example, I'm vaguely wondering whether we should have a theme, vaguely opposite to 'minority warrior', for articles in which the author denounces things that are supposedly Progressive and Envelope-Pushing and reasserts traditional values such as Not Being Rubbish and Leaving It To The Professionals.
Or perhaps a pair of themes, one for 'why the overwhelming consensus about X is completely wrong' and one for 'why the overwhelming consensus about X is completely right'.