Monthly Archives: January 2013

Education vs. the FAHRENHEIT 541 effect

I find I can’t quit thinking about Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451and how real life is mimicking this novel. In my last post, I looked at how Bradbury’s prediction of our immersive entertainment can take us—or at least some of us—down a … Continue reading

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FAHRENHEIT 451: More true every year

To continue my little series on information-control conspiracies, the next logical step is Fahrenheit 451 Only a few months back, the world marked the passing of Ray Bradbury, one of the greatest sci-fi writers of all time. His stories had … Continue reading

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WAG THE DOG and “Engineered Consent”

In my last post, I was just beginning to stoke the boilers on the choo-choo train of literary analysis. Next stop: Conspiracy City! (With a brief detour at Belabored Metaphor Station)   Wag The Dog This award-winning movie is the … Continue reading

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Conspiracies against Conspiracies

Not long after I was spouting off about wizards and mad scientists, a twitter buddy of mine, @ceebeemc, said “@sechintowerim interested to hear your thoughts on the 1984/Fahrenheit 451 and wag the dog correlation to today’s scene…” This is a … Continue reading

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Game review: social/imagination games

Another category of games I like is the games that I call social/imagination games. These are typically very light on rules so they’re extremely easy to learn, and can be appropriate for any age, and a game with children seems … Continue reading

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Games review: cooperative board games

Kris Kon, my week of celebrating good friends and good games, may be over, but it showed me once again that there are some amazingly fun things to do at a table (other than eat). I don’t know about you, … Continue reading

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