Nuggets of Wisdom

Friday, October 21, 2016

Vote Yes On Amendment Two

Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use in 2012. Four years later, violent crime, traffic fatalities, and drug-related arrests have decreased, while job growth and tax revenue, especially for schools and social programs, have increased.

Obviously, the main difference between Colorado and Florida is that Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use while Florida only wants to legalize medical marijuana. Of course, if recreational pot didn't harm Colorado, what harm could come from medical pot in Florida?

Vote "yes" on Amendment Two this November if you agree that Florida should follow Colorado's example.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nintendo NX Now Nintendo Switch

How appropriate does it seem that Nintendo’s big announcement arrived the day after the final presidential debate? It’s almost as if Miyamoto knew that we Americans would be bummed out by the prospect of either the wild orangutan or albino Wicked Witch becoming our next president, so he decided to cheer us up and give us something positive to look forward to by announcing his company’s next console. And, boy, was it the cheering up that we the internet needed!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nightly Frights: Happy Sun Daycare

As with motels, before sending your children to a daycare you’ve never heard of, always check the Yelp reviews to ensure there haven’t been any negative experiences with it—like, for example, children being forced into a room with a giant violent dog that attacks and bites them:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Nightly Frights: The Curse

Once again for Nightly Frights, I’m showcasing selections from that most nightmare-inducing of all book, Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark. And how apropos is it that this year it’s been announced that the book will be adapted into a movie by the ever talented Guillermo del Toro? Will it be an epic homage like Creepshow was to EC Comics? Or will it be a shamelessly comedic flop like Goosebumps? Only time will tell.

For now, let’s focus on this evening’s selection: "The Curse." Just how much would you accept to stay in a haunted house overnight? Would you do it for a Klondike bar? Well, in this story, the protagonist does it on a simple dare as a fraternal initiation. The outcome is what you’d come to expect from a story such as this:

Monday, October 10, 2016

VGM Monday: Music Box

All this month for Halloween, I’m dedicating VGM Monday to scary video game music. And this night’s selection, while not scary on its own, certainly has a chilling vibe when you consider what game it comes from.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Leaving Their Own Legacies

Within the past eight years, Mark Zuckerberg donated 99 percent of his Facebook shares to charity and has created plans to provide free internet access to developing countries through innovative technology.

Within the past eight years, Elon Musk developed more affordable solar panels and electric cars, designed a revolutionary new form of transportation, and revitalized the space program with plans to send humans to Mars.

Within the past eight years, Barack Obama has launched more drones, bombed more countries, deported more immigrants, and prosecuted more whistleblowers than the previous guy, and plans on leaving the country with more than $20 trillion in debt in the slowest economic recovery of all time.

Remind me again why libtards hate Silicon Valley but want to give Obama a third term?

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fan Art Fright-Days: Gravity Falls

All this month, I will be dedicating my Fan Art Fridays to Blame The Fright month. First up is a showcase of fan art from a recent beloved classic that is gone but not forgotten: Gravity Falls. (On a related note: does anyone else love Nostalgia Critic's awesome new Nostalgia-ween intro?)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Update

As most of you know, Hurricane Matthew is making its way along the East Coast, especially Florida where I live. Fortunately, I live in an area where we won't be receiving the full Category 4 storm, but we will be experiencing heavy rain and winds. As such, I won’t be posting anything tomorrow. I should resume by Saturday if our electricity doesn’t get knocked out. If that’s the case, I should resume whenever.

Nightly Frights: Stay In Bed

Before you check into a hotel that you’ve never been to before, always make sure to check the Yelp reviews to make sure there haven’t been any reports of anything less than desirable: cockroaches, water stains, the ghosts of murder victims that wander the halls and force the hotel to enforce a strict curfew:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Nightly Frights: The Trick

As with most every Halloween, I’m highlighting at least one selection from the most insidious of horrors: Evangelical propaganda!

As easy as it is to harp on these comics (and there are plenty of YouTube channels that make a living doing just that), I really do have a soft spot for them. I always loved reading these comics as a kid, and even to this day I appreciate the creepy art style. They're like those 1950s horror comics.

But while I don’t really have a problem with the tracts that evangelize the Gospel, the ones that carry a socio-political messages tend to be quite iffy, even when enjoying them ironically. These comics are infamous for riding many a fear train, the most infamous being the role-playing hysteria.

This comic plays off of another unfounded fear: poison Halloween candy. Contrary to popular fear-mongering, Halloween candy barely contains any razor blades or tainted syringes or anything else that isn’t caramel nougat. However, according to Jack Chick, not only is Halloween candy full of metal, it’s been cursed by witches in order to sacrifice your children to Satan.

I’m not making that up: