These winner-takes-all games, like poker, in the end lead only to a show-down. As the geographical expansion of states has come to an end, the only avenues now available for expansion are consumption and finance. Rising population dictates increased use of oil, therefore increasing demand.
In spite of my best efforts Easter was a lost cause today, and I do not feel up to the task of taking on the martial element of what replaced it. Yet I cannot let it pass without protest, and for this reason I want to think about peace – because this is what both celebrations should have been about.
Most of the players begin the game with no money whatsoever and are never permitted to collect €200 for passing ‘Go.’ One player starts with twice as much money as all the other players added together, unlimited credit, control of ninety percent of the available property, permission to change the rules on a whim, and free access to the available funds in the bank.
Follow @UrFhasaidh All of my work ground to a perfect halt before the weekend due to a text message I received on Friday evening. It was from a wonderful friend of mine with a suggestion of a website I might enjoy. It was Friday and there wasn't too much on the television so I decided … Continue reading Revisiting a Squandered Youth with Mario
Follow @UrFhasaidh Don’t laugh. It isn’t every day I watch a children’s movie, but for a couple of reasons I have made an exception for Wreck-It Ralph. Someone special in my life loves kids’ movies, and I have a thing for retro video games, so this was a film I was going to see eventually, … Continue reading Wreck-It Ralph: A Theodicy Out of the Mouths of Babes