This is the 30th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons. Here’s a good Q&A with GG. I count myself among those who do not buy his claims that Tolkien had little or no effect on his game design. I read that about twenty years ago in Dragon magazine and I didn’t believe it, and I do not believe it now. Points for consistency, though. (via, of all places, Instapundit)
That Air Force Major who got busted for bringing back unauthorized war souveniers was actually trying to equip an army equivalent to France’s it appears. You must check out the pics. Unbelievable.
I’ve been calling the Global War On Terror the Fourth World War since long before I began this site. In 1996 I wrote a short article called “How the United Stated Won the Third World War.” I haven’t had time to check out the whole thing, but here’s a World War IV article that tries to draw strong parallels between the early 1950s and the early 2000s. (via Belmont Club) (And if any family or friends have that old article of mine, distributed via email, send me a copy. I don’t have one, and I’m quite curious to see exactly what I thought back then.)