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May 3rd, 2017

Phligm Phlagm 2

American Graffiti director George Lucas's forgotten 1977 science fiction movie.

Want a cuddly archaeopteryx? There's still time to back the kickstarter!

Göbekli Tepe: a "smoking gun" for the Younger-Dryas impact hypothesis? (The Younger-Dryas impact hypothesis proposes that comet airburst or impact caused the Younger-Dryas cole period of the 11th millennium BC.)

A staff officer on the military strategy of Siege of Gondor.

The dangerous delusions of folk economics.

More anti-semitism at British universities.

"Letter to my younger self", by Ryan Leaf. Leaf was the second pick in the 1998 NFL Draft (right after Peyton Manning), and one of the worst draft busts ever.

Ten signs you're a pretentious foodie.

You thought the Americans had it bad? The French presidential election is a choice between the worst kind of left-wing populist and an elitist over-privileged enarque banker.

The best predictions from the first Earth Day.

Frank Frazetta, the grandmaster of pulp swords & sorcery art, once did some Lord of the Rings illustrations. And to be fair, they’re pretty damned good. At least you’ll start off thinking that, and then you’ll get to Eowyn’s arse. And then the orcs’ arses.

A brilliant gallery of nerds trying and failing to look hard. Some of them are actually scary. I wouldn’t want to mess with the big guy in the grey polo shirt, even without the knife.

12 things that prove Doom will run on anything.

Star Wars: Rogue One is coming to VHS!

Uncannily skilled Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast might be Antichrist.

Corporate Bullshit Generator

At Dawn We Ate Sugar Smacks: Wargaming Newbies Tackle the Monster of Monsters If you read this and think to yourself “I’ve gotta play that game!”, then a) you’re a bit weird and b) you’re in luck, because we have it in stock! https://www.shopontheborderlands.co.uk/product/a-world-at-war-boxed-wargame/ If you read this and think to yourself “Sounds quite good, but maybe a bit too short? I mean it would be better if the game started in say 1935”, then a) you’re more than a bit weird and b) you’re still in luck, because we have the prequel in stock too! https://www.shopontheborderlands.co.uk/product/gathering-storm-boxed-strategy-wargame/