Monthly Archives: January 2013


United States Congress isn’t “liked” very much

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It’s no big secret that the 112th Congress had, historically, the lowest approval ratings of any Congress in U.S. history.  The new 113th Congress has pretty terrible approval ratings, too, and are well on their way to competing for the “worst” reputation.  And today, Obscure Republic worked out that those record lows have seemed to […]

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How many of the ten worst genocidal leaders played video games?

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In the past thirty years, a wide array of individuals and organizations have tried pinning all of the world’s violence on video games, claiming that by simply playing violent games, a person is somehow more likely to turn into a heartless psychopath hellbent on killing everyone and everything they see.  Of course, we all know […]


Top Tips for Wannabe Angry Customers

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Ever had to call a customer service line? Ever felt the need to ring up because your TV is on fire or maybe your cat has somehow managed to get jammed into your DVD player? Maybe you’re looking for a refund because you thought you were buying a Playstation 3 but all you got was […]


A senator says video games cause violence… sigh

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I remember it like it was yesterday.  The year was 1993 — I was thirteen years old — and I was celebrating either my birthday or Christmas (they’re pretty close together).  My parents gave me a Super Nintendo game that at the time was shocking and exciting, but I mainly remember it because each time […]


Why is Indian tech support bad? Hint: it isn’t the accent

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We’ve all been there.  You’re having a problem with your computer or some other electronic device.  You call the company best suited to fix your issue, expecting to speak with a knowledgeable technical support expert, with an engineering degree hanging on their wall alongside bunches of certificates flaunting how utterly brilliant they are.  But that’s […]


We need new action stars, badly!

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1988.  That’s the last time the “holy trinity” of action stars — Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone — all released action films that were in theaters at the same time.  There were other years since then when all three made movies, but never as closely together as they did in 1988.  Until now. […]

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Fox News’ ratings are dropping? I know why!

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Was it all just a dream?  Were the past four years of unmitigated, unhinged hatred, negative posturing, and nonsensical obsession all just some lurid fantasy playing out in the back of our minds?  Did President Barack Obama actually win a second term? It just can’t be!  He’s the Antichrist, after all.  Sent here by Satan, […]


Why do female republican political figures predominantly suffer from CES?

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   There’s a serious health epidemic gripping the world of contemporary American politics, focusing almost exclusively on certain female politicians and political pundits.  And from what I can tell, no one is taking the issue seriously.  It’s such an ignored ailment that science hasn’t even recognized it as a problem yet; medical professionals are so […]

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Game Review: Battlefield 3 (PC) (9.2/ 10)

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You might have looked at the title of this article, and thought to yourself “why would they review a game that’s been out for a year already?”  The answer is pretty simple:  a year later, I’m still playing Battlefield 3, and I consider it to be one of the greatest FPS titles I’ve ever had […]

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Game Review: The War Z (5.6/ 10)

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If you pay any attention to game industry media, chances are you’ve heard of The War Z already, and your impression of the game is probably pretty terrible.  As the most controversial game release of 2012, The War Z picked up a pretty nasty reputation right out of the gate, and yes, we’re going to […]


Game Review: Anno 2070 (5.8/ 10)

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I’m usually a big fan of games that break through the boundaries of convention and attempt to deliver something new.  To this end, Anno 2070 looked to be quite the promising title, with its fresh, sci-fi vibe and setting, and what appeared to be some unique gameplay dynamics, from the outside looking in, anyway.  The […]


The Inauguration of President Mitt Romney

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(From Sunday, January 20th 2013) President-elect Mitt Romney was inaugurated as President Romney on the steps of Capitol Hill today in the nation’s capital of Washington DC, ending the administration of President Barack Obama and ushering in a new era of American history… a Romney era. Romney managed to narrowly defeat the incumbent President Obama […]