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Meme Monday – Magic!

I may have been talked into trying out the mobile game Magic the Gathering: Puzzle Quest, which is a combination of mana gem matching and a bit of a game of Magic. It’s fast paced and maybe it’ll help fill the void as all my Ascension and Lord of Waterdeep games have dried up…

But it also reminded me that, when it comes to memes, there’s an entire subset of memes out there: fan-made Magic cards. From concepts, to fandoms, to politics, to whatever else – the stuff of other memes, just expressed as a Magic card. When done well, it requires getting clever about the abilities, the color, the cost, the flavor text. Many of them just leave me scratching my head at some of the elements, though to be fair some of that is the fact that I don’t know a number of the newer rules. Like… what’s a Planeswalker?

I thought I would share a few just for a bit of flavor…

I seemed to find political Magic cards for all persuasions. I do have to say that the every turn there’s more useless tokens about the emails is a nice touch… But yeah, not sure I get all of that one, really. The first card is simple and elegant.

Well played.

That sounds about right.

But my favorite I came across for this post:

I like the visual of the first ability, in particular, as you just pick up and head to another game, already in progress. Which is, indeed, the start to most Doctor Who episodes…

How about you – any favorite Magic Card memes? Has this made you run off to Google to find more? Share any good finds with us!

Ask And Ye Shall Receive… Meme Monday

Last week I asked for memes, and memes I got! However, by then posting that I got memes, I… got memes. There was a feeling of further need to send me memes, so I thought I would share a few!

Hehehehehe I love these!

I had read the headlines for this one… this was absolutely my mental image. Being provided the meme to go with it just seemed right! The Saturday Night Live was great as well…

I received this one before I saw it making the rounds on social media, so… props on that! One of many potential candidates. I had my own thoughts on the matter…

Pat agreed.

There was one other meme that got some talk this week for me on Twitter… the number one meme and spoiler I’ve been seeing from Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Not a big spoiler, and it didn’t make a whole lot of sense out of context…

One of a great many of these.

And yes, it makes more sense with context.

Last Week Tonight is back!

After a hiatus since shortly after the election – and after spending basically all of last season talking about the now-president throughout the presidential race – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is back! Holly and I have been anxiously awaiting this show returning, because once you get past an obvious bias, the topics covered and presentation are great.

As more and more news items have been hitting, as a new administration swings into gear, as more and more Americans are getting politically engaged and motivated, we had to wonder: what on earth was John Oliver going to start with in a show that’s only 30 minutes long?

Oh. Okay then. That makes sense. The place to start: reality. What is it anymore, in our increasingly post-modern times (my words, not his)? Well, here’s a good start at answering that question.

And where it ends? John Oliver’s current plan for action? This one had us laughing hysterically… and then had us really sad that something like this would seem necessary.


Twitter and History

Twitter has become an… interesting place in the last few months. Interesting things happening on Twitter seems to be something that comes and goes, with it being used to support some movement or help some event happen, and then it kind of quietly goes back to being random-thought-sharing and link dumps. That’s more on the other end of the societal spectrum of Twitter, where we get the idea that our attention span has reached a point where we can only pay attention for 140 characters or so.

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This Is The World That We Live In

Hello all, and welcome to Inauguration Day 2017. It seemed like a day to just take a moment.

We tend to talk politics in a geeky manner on the site, generally thinking in terms of the future, of science fiction, of what could be rather than solely of that which is currently. Because there’s plenty of things about the world as it is now that people want to see change. In fact, probably just about everything in the world has someone wanting it to change. So it goes.

The future is now.

This is the world that we live in.

The official music video for that one is kind of artsy but it was also distracting, but here’s the link to that. I’m focusing on the lyrics. This came up randomly on my playlist Inauguration Eve and the lyrics hit me in a new way. They feel descriptive of the present. And you know what? Not sure if I’ve quit this day and age. Give it a listen. A song for our times.

As far as post-mortems go, I know everyone has been trying to come up with one. The most recent I’ve read is this one (https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-the-attacks-on-trump-reinforce-his-strategy), and it’s a pretty good one. The politically incorrect candidate won by being the only person in that category, and the best in that category. Because as I said, everyone has something they want to see change, and when “business as usual” usually fails, well, at some point something else gets tried. We are living in those times.

I guess it’s the world that we live in…