Digest, 9/17/2022: The Light Changes When You're In the Room
the sixty-fourth digest post
I had a lot of fun doing Coleman Hughes’s podcast; he’s a uniquely perceptive thinker, and it’s always nice to talk to someone who is clearly really thinking over what you’ve said before he speaks.
This Week’s Posts
Monday, September 12th - War as Cope: Ukraine as Desert Storm, Iraq-Afghanistan as Vietnam
Americans demanded a moral war. Ukraine had to suffice.
Tuesday, September 13th - Why Are Identitarians Such Cheap Dates?
She-Hulk twerking with Megan Thee Stallion
Thursday, September 15th - Modern Games Should Do Less
Too. many. systems.
Friday, September 16th - Hiding in the Flow (subscriber only)
I write to erase.
From the Archives
Song of the Week
Non-Garbage Online Reading
David Shor, a Data Guru for Democrats, Throws One Last Bash
(ulterior motive for this one, see if you can find it)
NFL Picks of the Week
Winner, winner. This week I really like the Miami Dolphins +3.5 on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. The Baltimore offense really didn’t pop last week against the woeful Jets, and I believe in the Mike McDaniel hire for Miami - he seems like the next vaunted offensive guru. Tua will probably always top out at a B+, but if McDaniel can get him there consistently, they can be a dangerous team. Xavien Howard looked rejuvenated last week and I expect Tyreek Hill to break a long one.
Season record: 2-0-0
Comment of the Week
Whenever I see a new game from a franchise I like adopt open-world mechanics, I sigh. I'm sure there will be people who love it, but not me. I like the Metroidvania approach, where the world is "open" but compact (the original Arkham Asylum was perfect in this regard). Once the game starts touting giant worlds with hundreds of hours of side quests irrelevant to the main story, my eyes glaze over. There is a type of person who likes it, but it's not for me. - WDot
That’s it. Domani.
My guess at the ulterior motive is this quote: "Mr. Shor, who shares the views of a group of pro-housing-development activists known as YIMBYs, said that his place, at nearly 2,000 square feet, is simply too big for one person."
I think Mr. YIMBY should be sharing his enormous loft (that also counts as his back yard, since lofts don't have back yards) with 10 or so of the unhoused. Or admit to being the NIMBY that he actally is.
Ghost of Tsushima was an open world AAA game that didn't suffer from over-sprawl.