Shining Force 3 and game reviews: Borderlands 2, Torchlight 2, Walking Dead, Portal 2.

Not a lot of heavy lifting on the blog today.  I’m still running a fever and didn’t sleep well and Michaelyn had dentistry work done and is all numb.  So how about some lighter fair like game reviews?  First, I’ve managed to find the English-translated roms for Shining Force III!!!  Why is this so awesome?  [Read More...]

Vlad Chituc misses the mark badly.

The ever dishonest Vlad Chituc has a post up over at Chris Stedman’s blog in response to Zach Alexander’s review of Stedman’s book, in which the bulk of Zach’s post goes unnoticed and the main point goes sailing over Vlad’s head.  But this paragraph in it stuck out to me and really illustrates the problem [Read More...]

Anti-gay lawyer for the Alliance Defending Freedom arrested on child pornography charges.

I know some of you read that title and think “JT is being sensationalist!”  No, I’m not, it’s just that satire is dead. The Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly the Alliance Defense Fund) is a group which, ironically, works very hard to limit the freedom of gay people by preventing them from marrying.  It was founded [Read More...]

My talk from Reason in the Rock: The Consequences of Unreason.

My talk from Reason at the Rock is up!  Here ya go! Reason in the Rock was an absolutely amazing event.  It was a tribute to what community groups are capable. [Read more...]

Retro gaming for goodness!

Behold: the first post where I’ve gotten to use the gaming, charity, and godlessness categories all at the same time.  One more thing off the bucket list. A while back Jason Thibeault, who runs the Lousy Canuck blog, came up with an idea: raising money by playing old video games for 24 hours straight.  And [Read More...]

Pictures say…a couple hundred words. But they’re good ones.

I’m still trying to get stirring and cognizant despite the illness raging throughout my body.  The first person to send me an intelligent design argument today is going to get an earful. Maybe pictures will get me going… [Read more...]

I’m not going to make it to St. Louis tonight.

I was supposed to speak to the Atheist meetup in St. Louis tonight, but I’m in Lawrence with a fever and an inability to stay awake for long stretches.  Driving five hours would probably not be the smartest thing I’ve done this year. I’ve let the organizers know I won’t make it.  We’ve rescheduled for [Read More...]

WWJTD Podcast: Episode 1 – Ed Brayton

Christina here… Today we recorded the first episode of the WWJTD Podcast! We have not yet captured the audio from the podcast, but because we created it using Google hangouts, the entire podcast is available in vlogcast form right now. We will upload the audio to the podcast RSS feed as soon as we get [Read More...]

American Atheists picking me up as a columnist.

As of a couple days ago, I’ve been acquired by American Atheists to write a recurring column for their magazine, American Atheist.  I’m excited!  I’ve never actually been a columnist before… I suspect it will be a lot of fun.  For now though, I’m going back to sleep.  I’ve woken up with a fever and [Read More...]

Sending Matt Dillahunty a few hundred bucks.

Despite opposition from some irretrievable asshats (who inadvertently helped the cause by clicking, suckahs), we raised a fair amount of money for Matt Dillahunty and his wife, Beth, after their house was robbed. Right now the hit count stands at 52,768, which comes out to $211.07.  It’s a drop in the bucket for the thousands [Read More...]

Guy affectionately remembers me trolling him. :)

I got this message from Aknor the True-hearted on facebook this morning (name changed to protect their identity).  It made my day and I thought I’d share. Professor Dr. Professor Eberhard, While posting a link to an article on the wall of my dear friend Jacob, here (ironically, the article was about a judge sentencing [Read More...]

Christian commenter wants to bind me. Rawr.

Icy Cantu is a god-botter with a habit of doing nothing but posting scripture.  I don’t mind religious commenters, but they damn well better be part of the conversation.  I’m not a fan of believers turning my comment sections into their own personal billboard.  Icy was warned and then banned. But like most of the [Read More...]

Let’s help Matt Dillahunty.

For those who haven’t heard Matt Dillahunty’s house got robbed yesterday.  The burglars got away with his wife’s wedding ring, both their laptops, their Wii, Matt’s tablet, and some other stuff.  Here’s what Matt had to say on facebook. So, I’m going to be brief as there’s a lot of stuff to do. First – [Read More...]

Cell phone crashing.

I have a new hobby. [Read more...]