It’s about time we paid homage to the great dictators of history. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, after all. And warmongering plus BBC specials equals entertainment. And dictatorships plus blogging equals my job.
Welcome news, then, that Napoleon Bonaparte is receiving the amusement-park treatment, and not a century too soon. By 2014, France [...]
The General Partner (visiting dignitary to All Up On That):
I need to get my deep-seated, subconscious personal vendetta against making good on deadlines back under control. It’ll happen. I’ve made a few mental starts to a post, with most of them using random office dialogue as a foundation.
The other day a colleague asked [...]
Mom: “What is ‘player hate?’”
Me: ‘Player hate’ is the phenomenon of one man resenting another man for his good fortunes, skills or accomplishments. You might be familiar with the bon mot, ‘Don’t hate the player, hate the game.’”
Mom: “Yes, I am.”
Me: “A man is generally discouraged from hating the player.”
I’m back in LA recuperating from an epic weekend at Summit Basecamp, where I had the chance to spend time with two guys who have played major roles in North Korea and Libya over the past several years. Where else would I sit down with real-life superheroes and talk about overthrowing governments?
You know my [...]