James Lafond’s book, The Logic of Force, is a first-hand, amateur sociology account of one man’s time spent in the east coast ghetto, participating in and observing street fights, boxing matches, and dealing with the ruffians of society. To a college educated, suburban intellectual such as myself it is an eye-opening account of how life […]Read more "Book Review: The Logic of Force"
[url=https://www.jameslafond.com/]James Lafond[/url] is a writer/boxing coach/crackpot/man’s man who writes about anything from forgotton history to boxing to the sad state of the world to fiction. He’s his own man, and definitely not for the faint-hearted. He’s also my inspiration for a thug-turned chieftain in the roleplaying game I run. I figure, insteadof trying to imagine […]Read more "Picking a brain that’s already been beat to hell"
Over the course of a couple weekends I’ve spent some time playing two different games set in Games Workshop’s Grimdark Warhammer40k universe. The first is real-time, Dawn of War 2: And the second is turn-based from nearly two decades ago, Chaos Gate: Both pit the eponymous Space Marine super soldiers of the series against their […]Read more "Warhammer 40k on the computer."
It’s in the news every week and nearly every day. A man gets shot by the police. A suicide bomber blows up at the gate of a FOB, or in a village, or is stopped on a train. Someone drives their truck into a crowd. A cop is shot with his own gun. A man […]Read more "Meditations on Violence"
http://quillette.com/2018/03/25/stories-like-needs-talent-part-iii-spirit-age-d/ Ecclesiastes reigns o’er us, now, praise turned to mocking as the priest becomes the fool. 1 The words of the Preacher,[a] the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils […]Read more "The Spirit of the Age"
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I first read this story from a horror stories collection; I think it was Giant, Short, and Shivery. When I was in high school I told this story at a campfire held during my senior year and everyone loved it. I don’t have the collection anymore but I decided to write it from memory. Tailypo […]Read more "Tailypo"