The book I read suddenly had an alternate history

I just finished reading a military science fiction book that takes place a few hundred years in the future in a setting much like an updated CoDominium with the Chinese as a third power. There is a reference just over ¾ of the way through to the first man on the moon - Virgil Grissom in 1967. » 9/20/14 8:27pm Yesterday 8:27pm

Seth Godin: "What everyone reads"

Marketing pundit Seth Godin elucidated something that's been on my mind for a while now: that we're now living in a culture with less and less shared experience, in which all media is part of a long tail, for which there is less and less moderation, and in which people are increasingly less likely to do the work to… » 9/20/14 5:35pm Yesterday 5:35pm

The Grand Dream: An Ode to the Imagination of Chrono Trigger

It's Saturday morning, and I call Brian's name. He's asleep on the lower half of our cold, metal bunk bed that Mom purchased out of a catalog. He murmurs something like a growl, but I don't ask for clarification. I bolt down the ladder, race barefoot across the hardwood floor and down into the basement where hints of… » 9/20/14 9:00am Yesterday 9:00am

Burger King's all-black burger looks absolutely disgusting in real life

To no one's surprise, Burger King's all black burger looks like a disgusting turd in real life. Actually, it might be even worse than some turds. It looks like it tastes like ash. It looks like it's made from burnt cardboard. It looks like it'll bring death to anyone who dare eats it. » 9/19/14 7:59pm Friday 7:59pm