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  • Secret Hitler, a Game That Simulates Fascism’s Rise, Becomes a Hit

    09/06/2017 2:12:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    I was house-sitting for my brother this summer when I saw something suspicious: a box in his living room emblazoned with the words “Secret Hitler.” On his return, I confronted him. “What in God’s name is that?” I asked, pointing at the box. “It’s a board game,” he said, rolling his eyes. More specifically, Secret Hitler is a social deduction game, one that has caught on quickly since it began to ship to players last summer. It’s like Mafia, or Werewolf, or other games in which players try to identify a traitor in their midst. In this version, anywhere between...
  • Vanity of Vanities.. this one should have a bathroom sink in it

    06/21/2017 1:20:43 PM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 44 replies
    Thought balloons! | 6/21/2017 | That...would be me.
    If you have seen both, please fill in the blank. If you want to include a couple sentences, OK-fine :) If you liked "The Tudors", you'll _________ "Game of Thrones".If you haven't seen them and are going by what you've heard, well....I'd be glad to hear from you on any other subject... But not this one :)
  • Monopoly is ditching the thimble, a token of the past (Freeper assistance needed)

    02/17/2017 6:13:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    PBS ^ | February 16, 2017 | Michael Rios
    It’s game over for Monopoly’s iconic thimble token. Hasbro, Inc. announced the classic game piece will not be part of an updated version of the board game. In January, the company launched a worldwide vote, asking fans to pick eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the game. Fans were allowed to choose from more than 50 game pieces, including current and new tokens. Some of the new options included a rubber duck, a bunny slipper and an emoji.
  • TBS-Owned ‘Super Deluxe’ Game ‘Punch-a-Nazi’ Makes Players Beat MILO to a Pulp

    02/08/2017 6:50:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/07/16 | Lucas Nolan
    TBS-owned media company Super Deluxe has created a game called Punch-A-Nazi featuring a digital avatar of Breitbart Senior editor MILO and promoted the game with a livestream on Facebook showing him punched in the face repeatedly. The game features three characters for players to beat up: Adolf Hitler, white nationalist Richard Spencer, and MILO. Lumping in Milo — a gay Jew who just weeks ago told students at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs “White Nationalism Is Not the Answer” — reveals how little the developers know about people that they think deserve maiming. A video stream of the game...
  • Man, wife attacked before cruise in Galveston ("Knockout game")

    01/02/2017 7:26:07 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 36 replies
    KHOU 11 ^ | Janurary 2, 2917 | Marcelino Benito and KHOU 11
    GALVESTON, Texas - It was supposed to be a holiday getaway to remember but before Ken Duble and his wife could board their Christmas cruise out of Galveston, he became a victim. "My wife started screaming and shrieking," said Duble. As they walked along 24th St. and Avenue E near the Strand, three young men attacked out of nowhere.
  • MoveOn.Org Election Game

    10/01/2016 2:52:41 PM PDT · by RainMan · 21 replies
    MoveOn.org | 10/1/2016 | Erica Moen
    Dear MoveOn member, I'll let you in on a secret: MoveOn is developing a top secret election game that may just help swing the election and defeat Donald Trump—and you're invited to be one of the first to play it. Will you accept the invite and be one of the first to play when the game begins on October 10? http://act.moveon.org/go/6049?t=1&akid=170730.33034669.VMbgn6 Accept invite http://act.moveon.org/go/6049?t=2&akid=170730.33034669.VMbgn6 Part of what MoveOn does each cycle is test big, bold ideas, some of which have the potential to change elections for years to come. This year, we're teaming up with famed game designer Jane McGonigal...
  • They may be calling, 'Ted, party of '16'

    01/10/2016 8:15:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 10, 2016 | James Poulos
    Among the country's better pundits, it's an annual tradition to break out the figurative cat-'o'-nine-tails and indulge in a little ceremonial self-flagellation. For readers, there's sometimes little more satisfying than watching prognosticators and opinion-mongers publicly confess their sins of analysis. So this year, some of the braver ones have copped to underestimating Donald Trump - not just as a media magnet, but as a bona fide political force in the race for the Republican nomination. You won't be getting that from me. And Ted Cruz is the reason why. We'll get to why in a moment. First, as a separate...
  • 5 Questions That Will Hopefully Get Answered In Season 6 of 'Game Of Thrones'

    12/26/2015 6:18:55 AM PST · by Bender2 · 42 replies
    bustle.com ^ | 12-25-2015 | Maura O'Malley
    5 Questions That Will Hopefully Get Answered In Season 6 of 'Game Of Thrones' Game of Thrones is coming! New episodes of HBO's epic fantasy drama is set to return in April. And that intel makes me all kinds of happy. Like Oberyn Martell in a brothel, happy. Also, with the release of the season 6's teaser trailer - my brain has gone into hyper-drive imagining all of the the twist and turns this next season can possibly take. This has also lead me to explore the fact that I have so many unanswered questions about the Season 6 of...
  • Well-known buck killed illegally in county park

    12/18/2015 12:10:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-17-15 | Paul A. Smith
    If you're a white-tailed deer in Milwaukee County, odds are you live in or near the county's park system. The 15,000 acres of parks and parkways provide more than 90% of the deer habitat in the county, according to an assessment by the Department of Natural Resources. That's a lot of land, but not enough for a deer to hide in. Especially if you're a big-racked buck like "Bow Tie." Bow Tie was a very well-known white-tailed deer that was frequently seen in Milwaukee County. Randy Crawford of Wauwatosa is a wildlife photographer and hunter who enjoys viewing and capturing...
  • “Don’t Be a Puppet”: New FBI CVE Tool Targets Young People

    12/11/2015 3:59:03 PM PST · by hadit2here · 2 replies
    A report issued by the 9/11 Review Commission in May 2015 concluded that the FBI, as a law enforcement and intelligence agency, is not “an appropriate vehicle” for producing preventative programs for the US government’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program. However, Laurie Goodstein writing for the New York Times recently reported about an interactive, video-styled program the FBI is set to introduce. The program—developed for teachers and students—aims to train them to prevent young people from being drawn into violent extremism. ... Although the website was scheduled to go live on November 2, 2015, it has since been put on...
  • What happens to seafood, game seized by LDWF?

    12/11/2015 3:45:32 PM PST · by BBell · 11 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/11/15 | Todd Masson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Anglers and hunters often wonder if the fish and game seized by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries during busts and raids ends up stuffed in zipper bags in agents' freezers. That would be a nice fringe benefit of the job, but it's not the case, according to Adam Einck, media relations director for the department's enforcement division. Actually what's seized in the woods and on the water is tightly regulated, and ends up in different places depending on the type of bust. In a commercial case, like the one involving shrimpers Monday on Lake Pontchartrain, the seized goods...
  • How to Cook Venison: Venison neck, Mushrooms, and Linguine.

    10/12/2015 3:48:12 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A (Scott Rea)
    Cooking one of the tougher cuts of deer meat to tenderness, osso-bucco style, in a mushroom sauce with pasta.
  • Play it again: One fan’s quest to save old video games

    09/16/2015 5:18:34 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Special To The Japan Times ^ | Sep 16, 2015 | David Kracker
    We now recognize the late Yasujiro Ozu as one of Japan’s finest film directors, but his early works are lost to history, victims of a time when cinema was seen as disposable entertainment and not an art form worth saving. Joseph Redon doesn’t want the same thing to happen to video games. “You wouldn’t classify opera as ‘old music.’ It’s classical music. Video games are the same. These titles are classics and should be valued as such. Even a lousy game hints at how the medium evolved so we must preserve everything, not just the best sellers.” A network engineer...
  • Who’s Really Responsible for the Killing of Zimbabwe’s Lions and Other Wildlife?

    08/01/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 26 replies
    Time ^ | July 29, 2015 | Nash Jenkins
    Until 2000 Zimbabwe had a successful wildlife-management program, with many big-game animals flourishing. But by 2003, a staggering 80% of the animals that had lived on Zimbabwean safari camps (which employed firm quotas to regulate animal population sizes) had died. By 2007, there were only 14 private game farms in the country, compared with 620 prior to the land seizures of 2000, according to a National Geographic report. With the protection of private game reserves nearly nonexistent, once abundant wildlife began dying off, hunted by desperate farmers with no other options for sustenance. Despite the passing of harsher laws for...
  • Senator (McCaskill - MO) leads boycott of Game of Thrones over shocking rape scene of Sansa [tr]

    05/20/2015 6:47:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2015 | Staff
    Pressure is growing for a boycott of Game of Thrones after a popular character, Sansa Stark, was raped in the latest episode. However, the actress who plays the role, Sophie Turner, has defended the scene – which does not appear in the books – saying she ‘kinda loved’ filming it. The demand for a boycott has been led by US Senator Claire McCaskill, who tweeted her distaste with the show.
  • Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore

    DC Sports Bog Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore By Kelyn Soong April 27 at 6:13 PM Baltimore Police officers in riot gear block a street Monday afternoon on Reisterstown Road near Mowdamin Mall in Baltimore. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Updated at 6:20 p.m. EDT: Baltimore Orioles announce game has been postponed Amid the violent protests that erupted Monday afternoon in Baltimore, the Orioles announced that Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed. The decision, made after consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department, came less than an hour before the game...
  • How to find a feminist boyfriend

    01/04/2015 5:05:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 118 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2014 | Lisa Bonos
    ‘I find it really attractive how successful you are,” my date said, leaning in for a kiss. Sure, it sounds like a line. But it also sounds like feminism. It certainly made him more appealing than the guy who said, “Wow, you’re really ambitious,” like he was surprised. Or the one who asked, “Why do you work so much?” and “Why would you want to work even more?” when I was angling for a promotion. It didn’t work out with any of those men, but going out with them made it all the more obvious to me what I want...
  • Army-Navy Game Thread 2014

    12/13/2014 11:30:06 AM PST · by twister881 · 108 replies
    12/13/2014 | self
    Army-Navy game 2014 discussion thread. All comers welcome!
  • Texas game warden makes unusual deer rescue

    12/04/2014 11:23:52 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 10 replies
    Grind TV via Yahoo.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | David Strege
    Two bucks each tangled by the antlers in the same nylon rope were pulling against each other until a game warden came up with a clever solution. A Texas game warden came to the rescue of two bucks that were trapped in an unusual way—both deer had their antlers tangled in the same nylon rope and were pulling against each other around the pole of a clothesline in the backyard of someone’s house. The unidentified Texas game warden in Comal County used a clever strategy to free the animals, which were thrashing about with their survival in jeopardy: The Texas...
  • Down Syndrome Babies—Here to Teach Us Tenderness

    08/21/2014 9:30:52 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Presentation Right 2 Life ^ | May 11, 2014 | Anonymous
    Down Syndrome Babies—Here to Teach Us Tenderness We snuff out their tiny, prophetic voices at our own peril. They are possibly the last barrier against a society-wide breakdown into generalized violence. FULL POTENTIAL: Emory University’s Down Syndrome Center — Showing what a child with an extra chromosome can do Fr. Mitch Pacwa, speaking to Presentation Parish “On Redemptive Suffering”, remarked that “Down Syndrome babies are here to teach us tenderness”. Societies that protect the most innocent are moving towards greater compassion.But young people in America today know that they may have brothers and sisters who were killed before they were...