The most bold “top 100 rpg” lists ever

Every single “Top 100” list will offend someone, and in this day and age, 99% of them will be a stupid, unreadable click through list that is designed to produce traffic. With those two principles in mind, this list really shines. First, because it is the boldest list I’ve seen. It must be triggering someone,Continue reading “The most bold “top 100 rpg” lists ever”

9 things you may not know about J.R.R. Tolkien

The Two Towers In light of the September 11 attacks, some fans objected to Peter Jackson using this name, and circulated an Internet petition. The Beatles. At the urging of John Lennon, the Beatles seriously debated filming a movie based on the Lord of the Rings. Paul would be Frodo, Lennon would be Gollum, GeorgeContinue reading “9 things you may not know about J.R.R. Tolkien”

More Interesting Links

Cooperation among strangers has increased. If true, my guess is that the Internet allows us to crowdsource funds for people we haven’t met. First lines of famous literature – if there was no childcare. I assumed this would be preachy and annoying; it’s not, it’s hilarious. Color palettes of famous movies. Addictive. An interactive mapContinue reading “More Interesting Links”

Shakespeare, ranked and sorted

Aaron Krerowicz read all 38 Shakespeare plays during COVID, analyzed them and ranked them according to personal preference. Nowhere is he swayed by popularity or what he should say (King Lear doesn’t make the top list, for example) and the result is a refreshing look at Shakespeare’s canon in total. I’d never read Shakespeare outsideContinue reading “Shakespeare, ranked and sorted”

My favorite books of 2021

This was a competitive year, because The Sovereign Individual and The Revolt of the Public were absolutely going to take two slots, leaving room for only one more. So I cheated a little and added a runners-up list. The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age.There is so much packed into this book,Continue reading “My favorite books of 2021”

Favorite Books of 2020

My favorite book of 2020 was Navalmanack, by Naval Ravikant. Best of all, it’s free. Naval is a philosopher and entrepreneur, and this book collects his interviews, tweets and articles over the years. What you get is helpful mental models for navigating life. Navalmanack is the best book I’ve read in five years. Off theContinue reading “Favorite Books of 2020”