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Month: August 2019

like what the fuck?

Posted on August 13, 2019  in My Life

“I don’t know, members of the press, like what the fuck? You know the shit he’s been saying.” -Beto O’Rourke

The last couple of years I have been purposely avoiding politics on this blog, but when a politician says exactly what I am thinking word for word, I have to think it is important. It is not just the press, it is Trump voters as well. I mean come on, you know what he is, you know what he says, I know you are in denial, but at some point you have to take you earplugs out and your blind fold off. This is not about owning the libtards, it is about the kind of America you want to live in. You can cry about economic anxiety all you want, but that does not change what this man is and you either approve of him or you don’t and if you approve of him, what does that say about you? What does that say about us?

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Month: August 2019

Cyberpunk 2020

Posted on August 10, 2019  in Role Playing Games

Back in the day, meaning the mid to late 80’s, we played a few games of Cyberpunk 2020, I still have a copy sitting on my bookshelf. It is interesting to look at and think about what we thought the future might be at the time and how far away 2020 seemed to be to us. Now of course the idea of virtual reality being streamed directly into our consciousness is kind of far fetched, considering how much processing power we now know we need to render reasonably good graphics. But back then, it seemed like a real possibility. Never mind the ludicrous idea that people would willingly have limbs amputated and replaced with bionic ones. Thankfully the dystopian part of it never really materialized either, but it was easy back then to see how it would come about. I think most people have an idealized vision of what the 80’s were really like, all they remember is what a wonderful president Reagan was and how the economy was booming. The reality was, we lived nearly the whole decade on the brink of nuclear war and if you were not a Yuppie, the new economy probably did not benefit you very much. There was a lot of anxiety about the future, I think pretty much everyone I knew had given up on any sort of golden future for humanity. Somehow we managed to live decent lives, in spite of the darkness that surrounded us.

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