Some of which he even read. At Popehat, we celebrate our core beliefs. To achieve victory, one must attack. But one cannot attack without a plan. A plan cannot be formed without mastering fundamentals. And nothing is more fundamental than reading. We even think pictures occasionally enhance the experience. As such, here's a slice of […]
An update about the True Authorship of the Pirate Resignation Letter– now with 100% more Angus scrotum: Back in April, in the comment thread of a post about our recondite plans for global dominion, a Popehat visitor using the nick "Will Nobilis" seemed to claim authorship of the well-known Pirate Resignation Letter. In one comment, […]
As far as I've been able to tell through clever googling in my favorite search engine, the renowned and much beloved Pirate Resignation Letter was written by Chris Castle and delivered to James Bear (deceased), former managing partner of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP. After using the letter, Castle shared it with his friend, user […]
Marian Call has gone post-apocalyptic:
What makes a volcano explode? How did the dinosaurs die? How do magnets work? These and much more are the burning questions of our time. Fake Science has answers.
Stephen Hawking thinks that it's a bad idea to contact alien civilizations: Earth had better watch out, at least according to Stephen Hawking. He has suggested that extraterrestrials are almost certain to exist — but that instead of seeking them out, humanity should be doing all it that can to avoid any contact. … He […]
I was not able to attend this weekend's Wondercon, but a friend took this picture that I think sums the event up nicely.
It can't be wasting time if it feels good to do it, right? Obey the Game is the latest flash game effort from thoughtful author John (previous interesting efforts include: Achievement Unlocked and This is the Only Level). The other games I mentioned offered some interesting if shallow looks at certain kinds of game mechanics. […]
Jeff Vogel has his second in a two part blog post detailing some of the cost and sales numbers for Spider Web's games (part the first). It's pretty fascinating even though he doesn't hand out every last detail. It also shows how leveraging online distribution allows a game maker to benefit from the long tail. […]
Geeksite extraordinaire Topless Robot ran a contest to identify the stupidest lack of sensible and obvious technology displayed in Sci-Fi. And of course the lack of seat belts in Star Trek wins. And what about Worf? He doesn't even get a chair. There he is, at the back of the proverbial bus, and there's no […]